When the Volunteers make the return trip to Tuscaloosa next season lets remember the standard that we hold ourselves to. The Crimson Tide stands for excellence and class, regardless of the treatment of rivals or questionable officiating on the field.
Last week the University of Tennessee made the decision to fire head football coach Jeremey Pruitt amid several recruiting allegations that have overshadowed the program. Additionally Phillip Fulmer resigned from his position as athletic director, leaving holes in two leadership positions for the Vols to fill. Tennessee moved quickly and hired Danny White to be the new athletic director and this morning it has named Josh Heupel as the new head football coach.
While the lower stadium capacity concept has been implemented in many other schools such as South Alabama, Baylor, and TCU, Tennessee has take an even further step to accommodate for these unfortunate times by banning on campus tailgates which is a sure fire way to reduce the number of people that will gather at Neyland Stadium to watch the Vols play this season.