Here’s a story that sort of slid under the radar, probably because it didn’t involve a gaffe per se, but last week Junior canned all six of the graduate assistants affiliated with the football program.
Now, I don’t know the protocol for handling the prior regime’s GAs when a new coach comes in – and, in any event, Junior had to clear a slot for Mitch Browning – so that may be standard operating procedure. But judging from this message board thread started by former Vol player (and former Vol GA) Kevin Simon’s dad, the decision isn’t sitting too well with some.
It sure makes for an interesting contrast to what Georgia recently did with Bryan McClendon, doesn’t it?
By the way, don’t miss Mr. Simon’s observation mid-thread about what went wrong with Tennessee’s offense last season.