It’s a real shame if you don’t have a subscription to The Athletic, because today, you’re missing a classic. David Ubben went through the emails sent to John Currie during last year’s abortion of a head coaching search ($$), and what turns up is pure comedy gold, as you might expect.
Again, paywall being paywall, I’m not going to quote from it extensively, but two tidbits ought to give you enough flavor of what a certain portion of the Vol fan base is going through.
First, he went through about 2200 pages (!) of emails, tallied the votes from fans who urged a specific candidate be hired and found the winner was… Lane Kiffin. Say no more.
Second, this is beyond priceless:
“I’d have rather had Butch Jones than Greg Schiano,” Denney said.
“Hiring him would have been like hiring gonorrhea or syphilis. Nobody wanted that. Except maybe two or three people,” West said. “So the fans, obviously, voiced their opinion.”
Wait a minute… two or three people want to catch the clap?
I already know I’m gonna have to save Coach Gonorrhea for the right moment, but its time will surely come.
Oh, by the way, they’re all behind Pruitt. Until they aren’t, of course.