Brady Hoke made a memorable pitch to be Tennessee’s next coach.
An open records request of former Tennessee athletic director John Currie’s communications during the Volunteers’ coaching search last year, which was obtained by SEC Country, has produced fascinating nuggets related to the drama involved with the situation. Apparently, the Vols’ former interim coach really wanted the job full-time.
As relayed by the Knoxville News Sentinel’s Mike Wilson, Hoke sent an all-caps text message to Currie on Nov. 29 in which the Hoke pitched himself for the permanent job. As you’ll remember, Hoke went 0-2 as Tennessee’s interim coach after Butch Jones was fired, with losses to LSU and Vanderbilt.
Check out the incredible message below:
10:46 p.m., November 29. Brady Hoke is on the road recruiting when he sends this text message to John Currie. pic.twitter.com/u33XrivgIL
— Mike Wilson (@ByMikeWilson) March 23, 2018
All-caps messages, whether sent as a text or via email, usually are associated with yelling. So it’s easy to imagine the passion Hoke conveyed with his thought.
Of course, Currie never made the choice on Tennessee’s next football coach. Current Vols athletic director Phillip Fulmer hired former Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt to lead Tennessee into a new era. The Carolina Panthers, meanwhile, hired Hoke in January to be a defensive line coach.
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