From John Currie to Phil Fulmer, a play in three acts

This quote from Mike Leach about the circumstances around Tennessee looking to hire him in 2017 is something else:

“Shortly after that, there was a coup d’etat at the University of Tennessee, and it was,” Leach said. “It was a coup d’etat. You can call it what you want, and I hope I don’t hurt anybody’s feelings at Tennessee, but it’s a fact. It was like something out of Shakespeare. All the sudden, they call home the AD, and en route they off him. Then the king, or the chancellor, who orders the offing of the AD because the guards are around him demanding that it be done in order to secure a position. Shortly after that, they off the president. Then the off the very chancellor who set it all in motion, allegedly. There was a whole power shift. Anyway, hopefully the ground for the good people at Tennessee is more stable now.”

Shakespeare wrote both tragedies and farces.  I wonder which category Leach believes applies.

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18 responses to “From John Currie to Phil Fulmer, a play in three acts

  1. Tennessee is Irrelevant

    And this is why Tennessee will remain irrelevant for quite some time. No AD or Chancellor worth any salt would dare take a job there. Or a head football coach. Which is why they’re stuck with their ?5th choice football coach for two hires straight, why they have an over-the-hill offensive line coach running a multi-million dollar operation, and why we just don’t worry about them anymore.

    Ask Monte Kiffin what he thinks about those students. Ask John Currie what he thinks about that culture. Ask that poor guy from Ohio State who got lynched. No way in hell anyone with any other decent options would take a job there. It’s the armpit of the south. They turn on everyone at some point. Just like they will with Pruitt, just like they did with Fulmer.

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  2. Brandon

    This is freaking hilarious. Yar, indeed.

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  3. Harold Miller

    “Friends, Vols, countrymen. Lend me your ears…” Does have certain ring to it.

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    • Brandon

      “I come to bury Butch, not to praise him.
      The five star hearts then men recruit live after them;
      The good is interred with their severance bonuses;
      So let it be with Butch. The noble Fulmer
      Hath told you Butch was not a champion of life:
      If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
      And grievously hath Butch answer’d it.
      Here, under leave of Fulmer, Haslam and the rest–
      For Fulmer is an honourable and round man;
      So are they all, all honourable men–
      Come I to speak in Butch’s funeral.”

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  4. Otto

    He is correct, Fulmer didn’t lead the revolution but was the figure head picked to free UT from the family that runs the Browns.

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  5. Whiskeydawg

    Shakespeare’s plays follow a 5 Act structure but you only need one line from one of Billy’s plays to sum up the action at Vol Castle: “The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, But in ourselves”.

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  6. Argondawg

    That was probably the best synopsis of how that all went down. Everything went sideways with Vol twitter oddly enough. They are now the pitch fork toting townspeople who are storming the castle. This is a crazy time to be alive.

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  7. Tooth Nation are the penny stinkers of college football.

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  8. We must get this man in the SEC.

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  9. Salty Dawg

    I like Mike Leach and now I like him even more!

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  10. CHARLES HARRIS

    Fuller still has visions or returning as the head ball coach. Pruitt doesn’t have a chance, just ask Johnny Majors.

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  11. CHARLES HARRIS

    Fuller still has visions or returning as the head ball coach. Pruitt doesn’t have a chance, just ask Johnny Majors.

    Excuse me, Fulmer!

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  12. charles harris

    Excuse me, Fulmer!

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