UT football coach search trending in social media


Tennessee running back Rajion Neal (20) carries against Akron during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Michael Patrick)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- It's a talker on the streets of Knoxville and online, the search for a new head football coach at the University of Tennessee.

Fans have a variety of emotions they are expressing publicly through Twitter. Some of disappointment, discouragement, and in some cases anger. There's even been comments about the coaching job will be run by a volunteer.

"I'm a big UT football fan, I have been for years and we've gone through a rough stretch as of late and I'm hopeful we'll get a good coach in here to kind of bring us back," said Harrison Taylor, a UT fan. "I just really don't think that anyone wants to come here."

"To me it's just another thing to watch on TV. it's almost like a TV show, something new every day, something else to look at and see," said Trevor Jackson, a UT student.

The search for a head coach started 3 weeks ago and so far 2 people have officially turned down offers by the university.

Fans say they want to find a good coach that can build the program back to success and unite the fan base, students, and players.

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