Tennessee fans erupted in a volcano of fake outrage this weekend at the potential thought of their school hiring Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano.
Six days and five failed candidates later, Vols athletic director John Currie, whom the school hired in February, is reportedly headed for the bread lines:
#BREAKING: According to sources, UTAD John Currie has been fired after only 8 months on the job— Chynna Greene (@ChynnaGreene) December 1, 2017
But wait, there's more! After Bruce Feldman reported late Thursday night that a meeting between Mike Leach and Tennessee in Los Angeles "went well," Brett McMurphy reported this:
Sources: John Currie was prepared to hire Mike Leach but university officials wouldnt allow him to do so. Phillip Fulmer has been sabotaging search process in hopes to become Tennessees AD— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 1, 2017
Another source: Tennessee’s own people have been ambushing (John) Currie’s (coaching search). They shoot themselves in the foot, cock the gun & shoot themselves in the other foot. It’s been going on for a week"— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 1, 2017
Yet another source on Tennessee situation: Your tweets about (John) Currie (& coaching search being sabotaged) are exactly accurate. I know the situation well"— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 1, 2017
A disgraced former coach sabotaging the search process out of self-interest unlocked a level of schadenfreude I didn't even know existed.
No respectable coach is going to walk into that burning building without at least a $100 million contract. Even then, securing the financial security of their grandchildren may not even be worth it.