Tennessee fans blasting report of Greg Schiano hiring on Twitter
On Sunday afternoon, a report came out that Tennessee was zeroing in on a replacement for fired coach Butch Jones.
According to USA TODAY reporter Greg Schiano, the Vols are working on a deal with Ohio State DC Greg Schiano.
Wolken broke the news on Twitter, saying the Vols hope to make Schiano their new head coach by the end of the day:
Tennessee is finalizing the deal with Schiano. Hopes to name him later today, per person with direct knowledge.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) November 26, 2017
Was that a legitimate report or just a smokescreen used to gain fan interest? If it was the latter, it is very clear that Vol Nation would be very upset with AD John Currie if Schiano gets the job.
As you can see from just a small selection of the responses to Wolken’s tweet, Volunteer fans are none too happy with this latest rumor about their next head coach:
@John_Currie you're about to lose a whole fan base. Don't do this.
— Ryan Inman (@RyanInman__) November 26, 2017
If Schiano is in, I am out.
— Richard A Turner (@richardaturner) November 26, 2017
@John_Currie If true, UT athletics will NEVER see another dime of our money.
— NoIncomeTax (@NoIncomeTax) November 26, 2017
Hope the good people of Knoxville burn that city down. @John_Currie has just lost an entire fan base
— Mack Williams (@IAmMackWilliams) November 26, 2017
We will never support Tennessee again @John_Currie
— Little Buddy (@__LittleBuddy) November 26, 2017
— Caleb Barnett (@thecoolbarnett) November 26, 2017
So UT has just given up?
Because that what happens when you dig around the coaching dumpster and dredge up Schiano.
— J. Shaka (@jjshaka) November 26, 2017
— Wayne Bonner (@batterymanWB) November 26, 2017
John Currie is going to put us down for good. pic.twitter.com/lLPgz73z0c
— Bjndsguise (@bjharjes) November 26, 2017
If this is true I'm done being a Vols fan. pic.twitter.com/jSqxncHOzn
— Caleb Crouch (@ccrouch4570) November 26, 2017
Based on this reaction, Tennessee will either find a new head coach or Vol Nation is about to get a lot smaller.