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Lane Kiffin denies son was named for Knoxville

Updated: August 5, 2011, 4:03 PM ET
By Thomas Neumann

Lane Kiffin and wife Layla welcomed their first son into the world on Jan. 13, 2009.

The birth came just weeks after Kiffin accepted the position of head football coach at Tennessee, and countless bloggers, pundits, fans, critics and legitimate media outlets reported that the Kiffins named their son, Monte Knox Kiffin, after the city of Knoxville.

It's obvious where the child's first name came from. Kiffin's father, Monte, is a highly regarded defensive coach ...

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