When things at Tennessee seemed like they couldn’t get any more embarrassing for the once highly respected Volunteers football program, Dan Patrick delivered a report that will maybe even make some members of Vol Nation laugh.
This morning, on his radio show, Patrick reported Tennessee was handing cash to recruits in McDonald’s’ bags when they arrived on campus for visits.
“They put money into McDonald’s bags and gave them to the recruits when they came on campus,” Patrick said. “Some of the campus visits were not organized, or they were not above board. But they were handing out cash, I don’t know if it was drive through. So you literally had bag men and they put the cash in McDonald’s bags and handed it to the recruits. My source said they were so in your face with this. They weren’t even trying to hide it, and that’s when my source said, ‘Tennessee got sloppy.”
Source: Tennessee #Vols got sloppy with recruiting. They were handing recruits cash in McDonald's bags when they visited campus.— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) January 19, 2021
Also a name to look out for to fill the Head Coaching vacancy: Jason Witten pic.twitter.com/HKDd02rldz
Patrick also hinted that fellow SEC East rival Georgia might be up to no good, saying, “Georgia has gotten sloppy’ but there’s been no word on the NCAA looking at Georgia.” So for now, it doesn’t look like the Dawgs are in the same kind of danger Tennessee is in with the NCAA.
As for who the next coach of the Volunteers might be, Patrick said that Hugh Freeze likely will not be an option given his ugly history with the SEC during his time at Ole Miss.
Patrick also noted a name to watch is former Volunteer and future Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end Jason Witten, who still is not officially retired, having played the 2020 season for the Las Vegas Raiders.
All in all, Tennessee is a gift that keeps on giving when it comes to providing laughter and unfortunately, their next head coach will have a massive mess that is no fault of their own to clean up in order to bring the once blue-chip program back to respectability.