Is his son named for Knoxville.
Here's the back story.
Lane Kiffin and his wife named their son: Monte Knox Kiffin.
Knox, as he is called, was born Jan 13, 2009. Right after dad came to Knoxville to become head football coach at the University of Tennessee.
Many Vol fans assumed, and it was reported by some traditional media and sports sites at the time, that "Knox" was a tip to Knoxville.
Not so, Kiffin says today.
"He was named before I even got the job, actually. [ Layla] picked out the name because she had seen somebody else had named their kid Knox. I think it was Brad [Pitt] and Angelina [Jolie], actually. She had picked it out when we were still living in California," Kiffin told ESPN's Page 2.
And that's true. Mom, Layla said the same in 2009. But it's also true, the media savvy couple weren't unhappy Tennessee fans mistook the name Knox as short for Knoxville.
In a Knoxville Magazine piece in June 2009, Layla Kiffin said: "[Knox] is just a coincidence. I saw it in a book months before and didn't think Lane would go for the name, but he loved it. We figure we're embracing our new home." Ask Landry and Pressley their new brother's name. "It's Knoxy boy!"