Football coach TENNISBURGH is still in shock after losing the team he had coached for six seasons.
He is now back in his role as a sports director at the University of Tennessee.
The Titans have not played since losing to LSU in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
TENN has not lost a game since the 2011 season and won two straight NCAA titles in the past three years.
But he knows this is no ordinary team.
The Tigers have won eight of their last 10 games and have a chance to win the SEC East title in their first year of a five-year contract.
They have two seniors in quarterback Jacoby Brissett and defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd.
They also have a freshman in running back Andre Williams.
The coach is still reeling from losing his starting quarterback, who committed suicide last year after suffering a heart attack.
His assistant coach was also a graduate assistant and now is a player.
His son, Matt, has a contract with the Tennessee Titans.
He is a former player at Vanderbilt.
Tennessee is a team that is in the midst of a rebuild, but this team has never been one.
“You want to win, you want to be successful, you just want to play good football,” Brissette said.
“But I don’t think that’s really the case right now.
You have to have that mentality of winning.”
He has to start thinking of the next season as a year of learning.TENN was the first college football team to be sold by an investor.
They have not won a game in three seasons.
They are 8-14 and in the middle of a bowl game.
The university is still looking for a new football coach.
TEN has hired the head of the college athletics association to work on the search.