The search for the next Tennessee Vols football coach has been one of the wildest and most bizarre coaching searches in recent memory.
It seemed like university officials found their guy when they began finalizing a deal with Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano. However, fans rioted and went on an all-out attack on social media to stop the hiring.
Since then, Mike Gundy has turned down the job, people finally appear to realize Jon Gruden is not a realistic candidate, and everyone’s favorite candidate Lane Kiffin has been mercilessly trolling the program.
Well, with a list of candidates dwindling down, the Vols have to do something so they are reportedly looking into NC State’s Dave Doeren.
That has led to yet another meltdown from the Vols faithful.
If you’re wondering just how bad they are taking the news, just look at some of these comments on social media.
At this point, what do Tennessee fans expect?
Maybe we just don’t get it?
It’s understandable that they did not want anyone associated with Penn State and the child sex abuse scandal associated with their program, but the vitriol and embarrassing antics from some of those on social media — I’m looking at you, Erik Ainge — has made Tennessee one of the most appealing jobs in college football.
Not only does the fan base have unrealistic expectations about what the team can accomplish on the field, they seemingly have unrealistic expectations about the caliber of coach that is interested in the program.
Whatever happens, it doesn’t seem like anyone is going to come away happy. What an absolute debacle all around.