Tennessee coach Tony Vitello shares thoughts when asked about LSU opening
The Tennessee Volunteers saw their incredible season come to an end on Tuesday afternoon at the College World Series in Omaha.
After losing their first game in Omaha to Virginia, the Vols fell to Texas 8-4 on Tuesday, eliminating them from the tournament.
Now, the focus shifts to talented coach Tony Vitello, who is the source of rumors with regard to the open LSU job. After the game, Vitello said he hasn’t spoken with LSU about the opening (via RockyTopInsider):
“No I’ve not, had zero. And I just made an idiot out of myself at least for all the masculine folks watching, by getting teary-eyed about these kids. That’s where my focus has been. Like I said, the social life hasn’t been existent for quite some time well before our opening-day game. Part of that is I want to do as good of a job for the school that gave me a chance. And I want to do as good of a job for a group that we thought could go pretty far.
“And the way the season evolved, like I said, the emotion’s certainly not fake, I don’t know if it’s embarrassing or not, but it’s coming from a place that’s my number one concern is these guys. And I’ll go back to the room and anyone who knows me, it will be bad how much I critique myself and it hurts. So I’m certainly not going to waste energy before a game or any other game having regrets that my mind wasn’t right or we weren’t prepared the right way to go into whatever game it might be.”
Rumors are swirling that the Vols are willing to do what it takes to keep Vitello on Rocky Top. If they do, Tennessee should be a force in SEC baseball for years to come.