So here are the non-game related questions of the day in the Southeastern Conference.
Who is making the decisions at the University of Tennessee in its search for a new football coach?
Is it new athletic director John Currie and an administration looking for better times at Rocky Top?
Or is it a fan base, led by local radio talk show personality named Clay Travis, who once led a movement to get NFL telecasts to the Virgin Islands by going on a “pudding strike.” And once had an interview cut short on CNN by saying he believed in two things, “the first amendment and boobs.” And clearly didn’t want Currie’s choice, former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Bay Bucs head coach Greg Schiano?
Silly questions right?
At most places, absolutely.
In the heart of SEC territory in Knoxville, Tenn., where fantasy and reality having been living together for more than 10 years?
Not so much.
What has happened at Tennessee the past few days concerning Schiano, who is working this week as defensive coordinator at Ohio State as it prepares for its Big Ten championship game match up with unbeaten Wisconsin, is as disgusting as it is mind-boggling.
For a little while, it looked like Currie had things under control in his search to replace Butch Jones, whom Currie fired shortly after the Volunteers ended an embarrassing season in the Southeastern Conference. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.