‘It’s Time’ to send Haiti Lane shirts
Posted: Thursday, January 14, 2010 5:08 pm
KNOXVILLE (AP) — A Knoxville retailer will donate fans’ Lane Kiffin T-shirts to earthquake recovery efforts in Haiti.
HoundDogs, which sells Tennessee apparel, advertised a 20 percent discount for fans who brought shirts to the store for donation.
Many fans have been shown online burning or destroying Tennessee T-shirts with Kiffin’s image on it along with the slogan “It’s Time.”
Manager Mitzi Sherrill says the owners, Dan and Tona Burks, were hoping to turn a “negative into a positive” when they heard fans talk of burning and ripping up shirts with the former Volunteers coach’s name or face on them in the wake of Kiffin’s abrupt resignation.
He accepted the head coaching job at Southern California.
Sherrill says the store had already been promised a large donation of shirts from a fan in Maryland.