If you don’t mind my butting in here, the wrong question is being asked and answered in this post. What you should be asking is this: over the past four years, has there been a more pathetic fan base than Tennessee’s?
No offense, but after all, you’re the folks who stood with Mike Hamilton as he canned Fulmer the year after giving him a major compensation bump, cheered him on for hiring a carpetbagger like Junior, worshiped every dick move of Kiffin’s as if he were reinventing the art of coaching and stood there with a shocked look on your collective faces when the Laner abandoned you for the job everyone thought he was after in the first place.
And as a topper, you let the guy who got you into the mess bring in as the next head coach a guy with a losing record in a mid-major conference whose major claims to fame were being the son of a successful SEC head coach and working for Nick Saban.
So now you’re looking for sympathy? Hmm. At least you have your health, I guess… er, as long as we’re not talking about your program’s academic health, that is.