Tennessee football owns internet with video game head coach hire

A fake head coach named was hired by the Tennessee football Volunteers.

We could all have used the NCAA Football video game back during quarantine. Well, the folks at Barstool took it to a new level, and in the process, Tennessee football shockingly began to dominate the internet on a virtual story.

Big Cat of Barstool Sports began playing the last version of the video game, which came out in 2014, on an XBox 360 back in March when the NCAA Tournament was canceled. He created a virtual coach by the name of Gus Duggerton and began rising through the ranks.

After leading the Texas Tech Red Raiders to a Cotton Bowl victory, Duggerton was virtually announced as Tennessee football’s head coach. The announcement came late Tuesday night on the player’s Twitter account.

By the time Tuesday arrived, the Vols were taking over the internet with the story of Duggerton’s hire. Major Twitter accounts, from the university’s to Lane Kiffin to Jeremy Pruitt himself, all got in on the action. It was actually surprising how many people wanted to get in on the fun.

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Of course, while Twitter had a field day with this, but it actually got confusing when VolsWire and KnoxNews both reported the hire in a joking manner. It appeared that some fans off of Twitter genuinely believed the switch happened.

However, for the most part, it was all in good fun. What this does show is that even with a fake coaching hire, Vol Nation still knows how to dominate the internet. Everybody on Rocky Top knows about Vol Twitter, and it proved with this story that it is not going anywhere anytime soon.

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Duggerton certainly would be the most proven hire Tennessee football has made in recent years. After all, his character has made numerous stops at different schools and won everywhere. There’s no telling yet just how well he’ll do in Knoxville.

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