Yahoo’s Pat Forde rips ‘delusional loudmouths’ part of revolt against Greg Schiano

Yahoo’s Pat Forde came down hard against those who aggressively voiced their disapproval with Tennessee’s reported hiring of Greg Schiano.

By now, most who follow the SEC are well-aware of the protests, both online and in the streets, that resulted from the near-hire of the Ohio State defensive coordinator. In his latest column, Forde ripped those Tennessee followers who think the Vols’ program “is too good for Schiano.”

Here’s part of Forde’s piece:

You people are ridiculous. Not all of you, but the delusional loudmouths who somehow think a program with a 62-63 record over the last decade is too good for Schiano. The internet vigilantes who want to bully their way into running the school’s coaching search. The piling-on politicians. The protestors. The rock painters. The rubes who still are waiting for Jon Gruden to slide down the chimney.

Ouch. (And that line about Gruden is a particularly harsh burn for all the “Grumors” lovers out there.)

Overall, Forde is fair with his analysis. From afar, the situation Sunday at Knoxville was stunning. It remains to be seen how the situation will affect the Vols’ re-booted coaching search, but the debacle didn’t help Tennessee’s image by any stretch of the imagination.

Tennessee officials need to recover fast.

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