The Tennessee men’s basketball team is pretty good. They’re probably going to end up going to the NCAA tournament. However, they were the sideshow on Wednesday night in Thompson Boling.
Fans once again made their voices heard after multiple attempts at hiring a new head football coach have been botched in one way or another. From Mullen to Schiano to Gundy to Brohm — Tennessee fans are tired of being told no, understandably so.
After today’s events surrounding Currie, Chancellor Davenport and Jeff Brohm, fans could be heard chanting “fire Currie” at every opportunity. Listen here.
Students at #Tennessee were able to squeeze in a few “FIRE CURRIE! FIRE CURRIE!” chants before the band cranked up during a timeout at #Vols hoops Wednesday night. The next chant was for @Lane_Kiffin. pic.twitter.com/slxFwQ5oEg— Danny Parker (@TheDannyParker) November 30, 2017
Tennessee knew this was coming and they reacted to it.
"Fire Currie" chant breaks out at the second media timeout.— Mike Wilson (@ByMikeWilson) November 30, 2017
PA turns up the music at Thompson-Boling Arena to try and drown it out.
Tennessee fans weren’t stopping with just Currie either. Chancellor Beverly Davenport caught some love here from a fan with a sign.
First it was "FIRE BUTCH"— Brianna Paciorka (@bpaciorka) November 30, 2017
Then it was "FIRE CURRIE"
Now it's "FIRE BEV" pic.twitter.com/zhDJl82qLf
Fans later moved on to who they wanted as their next coach, unsurprisingly clamoring for Lane Kiffin. The dynamic here with Lane is fascinating. There is a segment on this base that has totally latched back onto Kiffin, even after his infamous departure.
Now the student section is chanting, “We Want Kiffin."— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) November 30, 2017
Former Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin even got a chant. The current USC offensive coordinator has yet to be contacted by Tennessee to this point, but plenty would take him and run.
And now a 'Hire Tee' chant. For a basketball school, this crowd chants about football a lot.— @GrantRamey (@GrantRamey) November 30, 2017
What on earth does tomorrow have in store for us?