The Tennessee Vols have fallen on some tough times on the gridiron. Tennessee has not won a bowl game since 2008 and is on its way to a fourth-straight losing season. To put it bluntly, all of this losing has just become too much for Kathleen to take.
Kathleen is a diehard Vols fan who calls into 104.5 The Zone regularly to discuss the state of her favorite team. As Clay Travis of Outkick the Coverage shared with us, Kathleen lost control of her emotions when she called former Tennessee coordinator Doug Mathews on Sunday. Audio of her hilarious phone call can be heard here.
“I’m so sad,” Kathleen said while bawling her eyes out. “I love hearing your voice. You’re probably one of my favorite coaches of all time from Tennessee. I’m just really said, because living here in middle Tennessee I’m gonna get a lot of rack from last year and this year. It burned my pride to watch that game. But I’m still a fan and I always will be so I just hope we can do good against Kentucky.”
On Monday, Kathleen called into 104.5 The Zone’s “3HL” to talk some Vols football with Travis. He kept her on the line for quite a while, and the waterworks started again.
“Our boys are beaten down,” she said while sobbing again. “We have a wonderful coach now and he will be paying the bills.”
Kathleen was also adamant about pointing out that she is not a fan of Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin.
“I’m not a big James Franklin fan, by the way,” she added. “He gets under my skin. He’s arrogant. He’s not professional. I never liked him.”
Tennessee may just be playing for pride at this point, but Kathleen could really use a win over Kentucky this weekend. If the audio of her phone calls doesn’t get the Vols fired up, nothing will. And you thought this Tennessee fan was out of his mind?