With how hot Butch Jones’ seat is and the growing anger from Vol fans day in and day out, rumors are plentiful around the Tennessee football program.
And now a former Vol is stoking the fires in Knoxville.
Albert Haynesworth, a former standout defensive lineman for the Vols from 1999-2001, has been very outspoken about Tennessee in the past. He was extremely critical of the culture around Tennessee’s football program earlier this season, for example.
But on Thursday, Haynesworth hinted at some “great news” that could potentially be coming to Tennessee soon.
Haynesworth took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to tweet a very cryptic but positive message to Vol fans. Here’s Haynesworth’s tweet:
Great news is on the horizon for us VFLs!!! It is just a matter of when! Thank you Mr. Haslam for trying to make Tennessee great again! #VFL
— Albert Haynesworth (@haynesworthiii) October 19, 2017
Most Vol fans will assume that Haynesworth is referring to a change at head coach for Tennessee. Butch Jones has been on the hot seat for several weeks, and there’s speculation that he could be out as the Vols’ head coach this weekend.
And if Haynesworth’s tweet is to be believed, the Vols may be in store for a change sooner rather than later.
Of course, Haynesworth’s tweet could be in reference to any number of things. It may have nothing to do with the head coaching situation at Tennessee. But the timing of it and his mention of one of the Haslams is enough to fuel the speculation that he is, in fact, talking about Butch Jones.