Here’s one of the weirder analogies you’ll hear from the recruiting trail:
Safety Pat Martin from J.L. Mann High School in Greenville, S.C., took a visit to Tennessee last weekend. He left Knoxville favoring the Vols. In fact, he fell in love so much with UT that he “married” the Vols.
“I see it as this: Tennessee is my wife, the other schools are my girlfriends,” Martin told VolNation.com. “It’s going to take a lot to get me to divorce my wife. I’ll be back to Tennessee twice in July, once early and later in the month.”
Dude, just beware. Those long-distance romances can put a strain on any relationship.
And it’s not like your wife hasn’t done her share of flirting before.
So Tennessee has had its midlife crisis. It purchased that sports car, dyed its hair, lusted after the young blond. It was fun while it lasted, I suppose. Now Tennessee has to pick up the pieces: reconnect with an old friend — put Phil Fulmer’s name up somewhere, anywhere — clean last season from the memory banks and move forward with a new flame, this one more willing to connect for the long-term than last year’s flavor of the month.