It appears that not everyone is pleased with John Currie being hired as the new Athletic Director for the Tennessee Volunteers.
Many praised the hiring and felt that it was a step in the right direction for the program that has failed to produce at high level in recent years, but it doesn’t appear Albert Haynesworth is one of them.
Haynesworth, a prominent athletic alumni of the university and a disruptive force along the defensive line for the entirety of his amateur and professional career, didn’t name the Currie hiring specifically, but it doesn’t take Veronica Mars to decipher what he is alluding to in his lengthy and impassioned Twitter post.
The real takeaway from all of this is that we now know that Albert Haynesworth uses AT&T as his service provider.
Haynesworth is of the opinion that the program should bring back long-time Volunteer head coach Phillip Fulmer. Fulmer led the program’s football team for 16 years, and led the team to a National Championship in 1998. The 66-year old Fulmer was considered the favorite to win the job in early January, but Tennessee ultimately decided to go in a different direction.
Phillip Fulmer still has a loyal contingency of supporters, including Haynesworth, who will be calling for his immediate reinstatement if Currie doesn’t produce results quickly.