1796 Sports
3 min readJun 24, 2023

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Five and a half years ago, Tennessee fans basically ran John Currie out of Knoxville, and with good reason.

Currie, after firing Lyle “Butch” Jones In November of 2017, spent the next two weeks consulting search firms and sunbathing in the Bahamas. He had wanted to hire Dan Mullen, but Florida beat him to it while Mr. Currie was waiting on his precious search firm to identify any other candidates.

Plan B for Currie was one Gregory Schiano. Schiano, of course, was mentioned in a sworn affidavit by former Penn State assistant Mike McQueary. McQueary claimed that Schiano had known about the abuse carried out by Jerry Sandusky…

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1796 Sports

Tennessee achieved statehood in 1796. Since then, our sports teams haven’t had much to celebrate. Join us as we cover all of the sad sporting events.