By Dillon Taylor
Context: If you’re not familiar with Coach Duggs,our friends over at Barstool Sports recently fired up the old PS3 and decided to catch up on some NCAA Football 14 (an old College Football video game). They created head coach Gus Duggerson in the game, and he quickly became an internet sensation. Recently, Duggs decided to leave his position at Texas Tech in favor of the University of Tennessee, and Twitter went absolutely insane as the Volunteers became the latest institution to embrace the trend. Volunteer Roadshow’s Dillon Taylor brings you the latest on the fluid situation.
Neyland, Majors, Fulmer…
After a thrilling victory over Texas A&M in the AT&T Cotton Bowl, it became clear that Texas Tech head coach Gus Duggerton was hitting the open market. Naturally, offers from around the country flooded in for the “offensive guru”, both in monetary and baked goods form. Georgia, Cal, and numerous others presented their best offers, but the allure of Knoxville was too much for Duggs to turn down.
It feels like 98, y’all!
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— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 20, 2020
It’s no secret that Tennessee has been the talk of the college football world for about the last month and hope hasn’t been this high in quite some time. Recruits all want to join in on the momentum, and the sodium levels of our rivals have never been higher. Add in the addition of the premier offensive mind in all the land, and 2020 is coming up all orange so far. UGA fans are already chirping in the comments, but the mention of 1980 quickly deflects them away.
On staff, Duggs will combine with Vols offensive coordinator Jim Chaney to form the most formidable duo in the country, both on the field, and on the scales. Pancakes will be aplenty in Neyland Stadium this fall, and the players have already taken notice.
He’s already receiving advice from around the country about what to expect from the Volunteer state, both from old friends and old foes. Current Ole Miss coach, and former Vols coach, Lane Kiffin, has already given his seal of approval on the hire. However, he also provided Duggs with a stern warning.
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) May 20, 2020
The stock for the future of Tennessee athletics couldn’t be higher right now, and it won’t change anytime soon. If you’re purchasing stock (looking at you Portnoy), go ahead and buy some for Stock & Barrel and Firehouse Subs. The Knoxville locations are about to be busier than ever.
Thank me later.