In a strange turn of events, Tennessee interim head coach Brady Hoke announced that Tennessee has dismissed receiver Jauan Jennings after consultation with AD John Currie. Hoke made the announcement live on 104.5 the Zone (Nashville) during an interview.
. @UTCoachHoke says through consultation with Tennessee AD John Currie, he has decided to dismiss TN WR Jauan Jennings from the program.— 3HL (@3HL1045) November 22, 2017
The junior receiver posted an expletive-filled video on his Instagram account as he was leaving the facility today. He wasn’t shy about his hatred for Vanderbilt or distaste for the outgoing coaching staff. He was pleading for Tennessee to hire a good coach, claiming that Butch Jones’ staff “held them back.”
The video has since been deleted.
Jennings appeared in just one game this season. He was thought of as a leader heading into the season, but suffered a season ending injury in the first half against the Yellow Jackets.
Now, he’s no longer a part of the team, per Brady Hoke.
“Representing Tennessee is a privilege. We’re going to move forward,” Hoke said. He declined comment when pressed for more details. For what it’s worth, Jennings was cited for marijuana possession in January of this year. Hoke did not indicate that this incident was a factor in his dismissal, however.
We will update with any new details.