It is time to test the Tennessee River water that flows past Knoxville.
Test it for toxic levels of dysfunction.
There is something in the water, or the soil – or, most likely, the people – at the University of Tennessee that has turned the athletic department into a transient, turmoil-ridden place. Basketball coach Cuonzo Martin’s departure Tuesday for California is just the latest huh? moment for a school that has been buffeted by them in recent years.
Martin’s successor will be the third Tennessee hoops coach since 2011. Butch Jones is the fourth football coach since 2008. Dave Hart is the second athletic director in the last three years.
Absolutely nothing is rock solid on Rocky Top these days. It is high time for a reality check.
Tennessee football has had five losing seasons in the past six years – and the one winning season was 7-6. It was authored by Lane Kiffin, who immediately fled for USC after that season. The fans who couldn’t wait to get rid of Phil Fulmer now look backRead More »from Cuonzo Martin’s departure highlights Tennessee's immense level of dysfunction