Tennessee Fans: There's No Crying in College Football

Joe MContributor IJanuary 14, 2010

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 22:  Head coach Phillip Fulmer of the Tennessee Volunteers gives a thumbs up after winning the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium on November 22, 2008 in Nashville, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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I was going to give a few links to prove my point, but honestly I don't know where to start there are so many of them.

Tennessee fans are crying about how Lane Kiffin has no loyalty. Really? Honestly? How can anyone voluntarily spew such garbage with a straight face? Do you remember Phillip Fulmer?

He of the 100 more wins than losses as a coach. The same Phillip Fulmer who was forced to resign after a few disappointing seasons. Do they remember him?

I wonder if they remember turning their back on him like a bad biscuit they wouldn't even give to Smokey, their dog mascot.

Is Kiffin an idiot? Maybe. In fact, he very well might be. But this feigned victim status is just ridiculous. Kiffin didn't do anything to the University of Tennessee that Volunteer nation wouldn't have done to him if he had gone 6-6 next year.

The NCAA should do something for the student athletes coming into Tennessee this year who Kiffin recruited. But the fans, and school, just need to dry up their crocodile tears and move on with life.

They need to accept the fact that they partly responsible for the culture that enables Lane to make his run to USC.

They used and abused a gentleman for a few wins. In essence they "whored" themselves out. Now, they're crying because they feel like they are being treated like a mistress.

Well, there's an old saying: If it looks like a duck, smells like a duck, and you're stepping over duck droppings, then it probably is a duck.

Tennessee didn't get any worse than they gave in this situation.