WATCH: FOX Sports analyst on Tennessee: 'That fan base doesn't deserve anybody'
By now, everyone is aware that Tennessee’s quest to find a replacement for Butch Jones is reaching embarrassing levels.
The Vols botched an attempt to hire Greg Schiano and have had to suffer through Mike Gundy and Jeff Brohm turning them down.
However, FOX Sports analyst Joel Klatt isn’t feeling sorry for Vol Nation just yet. In fact, on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on Wednesday, Klatt said that, based on the fans’ reaction to the Schiano debacle, he hopes the Vols don’t get anyone:
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“I hope no one takes that job because that fan base doesn’t deserve anybody,” he says in the video. “Who wants to go there knowing that the first time you lose two or three games, you’re going to get that mob-type of mentality? Look what they did to Lane Kiffin. I don’t envy John Currie. I think Greg Schiano dodged a bullet. I think Mike Gundy made a great decision. I think anybody who turns down that job makes a great decision. In my mind, that’s the worst Power 5 job in America.”
Klatt is probably wrong about it being the worst Power 5 job in America, but he says it’s because of the fans, not because of the school itself.
Only time will tell if the Vols make a good hire or not, but right now, it’s not looking good.