Tennessee fans make clear their preference for Vols’ next head coach
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Tennessee is looking for a new head football coach. And their fans apparently have a preference.
Tennessee on Monday announced that head football coach Jeremy Pruitt was fired. Philip Fulmer is also stepping down as athletic director.
The Vols will need to hire a new athletic director, who will then hire a new head coach.
So who do some Vols fans want as the next head coach? The Rock in Knoxville, which is a campus landmark, said Monday “Freeze Please.”
The Rock at Tennessee currently says "FREEZE PLEASE"
Does Hugh Freeze have a shot? Jamey Chadwell? Billy Napier? What about Gus Malzahn?
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) January 19, 2021
That seems to be the fans’ way of asking for Hugh Freeze.
Freeze, 51, coached at Ole Miss from 2012-2016. He was successful there but exited amid scandal. He returned to coaching at Liberty, which he led to a 10-1 season.
Freeze has proven he can coach — and win in the SEC. But if Tennessee is concerned about character and ethics following the Pruitt firing, Freeze wouldn’t make sense as a fit.