As previously mentioned, University of Tennessee men's athletic director Mike Hamilton resigned today. While not a total shock, the timing seemed a bit curious with Tennessee set to go before the NCAA's Committee on Infractions on Saturday, but then again, nothing in the eight years of Hamilton's rule went smoothly and rationally.
To get our fingers on the pulse of the Tennessee athletic community, let's get the reactions of those closest to the situation:
"So, the guy who, at one point, thought myself and Lane Kiffin were qualified coaches is gone? Note to self: Update resume and references."
"It wasn't me this time. Promise."
"I AM DISAPPOINTED IN EVERYONE. ALWAYS."
(Unclear what the dog said. No one around here speaks dog. Though, when someone did tell him the news, he cocked his head to the side, looked around, sniffed the ground for a few seconds, and did that thing where dogs go in circles three times before lying down.)
"Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait a second. The checks are still going to keep coming, right? Right?"
"I may immediately regret this decision."
"Well, you know, you can't spell clusterfu...well, you get it. Can't spell it without 'UT'."