Tennessee Vols’ fans should NOT #EmptyNeyland

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Tension is high in Tennessee, #EmptyNeyand is not the answer.

Homecoming Blues

It’s no secret that the Tennessee Volunteers fan base is upset with the way things have been going this season.

The Vols are 3-5 on the year and 0-5 in the SEC, and Vol Nation has made it clear it wants to see a change in head coach.

Recently, some Volunteer fans took to Twitter and started a new hashtag, #EmptyNeyland, in hopes that nobody will attend the homecoming game on Saturday against the University of Southern Mississippi, a game in which Tennessee is only a touchdown favorite.

This is an attempt to protest first-year Athletic Director John Currie and how he has yet to fire head coach Butch Jones for not meeting expectations.

Bleed Orange

Vols Fans
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There’s not a more passionate college football fan base than that of the Tennessee Volunteers, but is this the right way to get the administrations attention?

It’s okay to be upset with Currie and Butch, but is not attending a game the best way to express the disappointment?

While the coaching and administration have been sub-par, the guys that put in the work day in and day out and that wear the Power T on their helmets every Saturday shouldn’t be punished. They still deserve every bit of support that Tennessee fans can give.

So don’t #EmptyNeyland on Saturday. Go to the game, sing Rocky Top as loud as you can and show the country why the University of Tennessee has the best fans in the country.


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My name is Taylor Hodges, and I live in Montgomery, Alabama, where I am the assistant sports information director at Faulkner University. I am a lifelong Tennessee Vols and Indianapolis Colts fan, and I am a lover of all things sports. I love writing about sports, and I hope to continue to do so as a career for as long as possible.