Former Vol Hints at “Great News on the Horizon” for Vols

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    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:

    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.

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.