Tennessee’s search for a new head football has taken a confusing number of twists and turns over the last few days. National media members have made fun of the Vols for it, as have Vol fans themselves.
Now a former Vol head coach has weighed in on the search. And he trolled Tennessee and their attempts to hire a head coach.
Lane Kiffin, currently the head coach of Florida Atlantic University, took to Twitter to give his thoughts on Tennessee’s failed efforts to hire a head football coach. Here’s what he had to say:
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) November 30, 2017
Kiffin, of course, was Tennessee’s coach for one season in 2009 before leaving and taking the same position at USC. He was 7-6 in his lone year as the Vols’ head coach.
The Vols have struck out on several coaches over the last few days. Tennessee athletic director John Currie wanted to hire Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano as head coach on Sunday, but Tennessee fans, politicians, and media revolted against the hire. Tennessee ultimately didn’t tab Schiano as head coach, and they continued the search.
After that, Duke head coach David Cutcliffe stated he was staying at Duke, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy turned down the Vols, and then there were conflicting reports about whether or not Tennessee offered Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm.
It appears now that Tennessee is focusing their search on N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren. But there’s been no official word on that from Tennessee representatives. And there’s been conflicting reports from national and local media members alike on whether or not Tennessee is pursuing Doeren or not.