He's not afraid of negative reactions. He made the national championship claim in the heat of the moment on the field after beating auburn and when the whole country tried to give him ish about it, he doubled down and permanently displayed it in the stadium and bought everyone in the program championship rings and paid championship bonuses. He acts with conviction. And yeah he likes to joke around with the media. Which is good imo.
I actually like him calling this out. It seems like everyone in the general public and media believes anything negative that comes out about Tennessee, which keeps us viewed as a dumpster fire. I admire DW trying to change the narrative about UT.
It's been reported Tee is the person who leaked the internal investigation to his buddy Trey. The person who started "all" of this by going to Plowman was not a member of the coaching staff. That person is in the athletic department and it didn't take long for someone with a hard on for Pruitt to fan the flames. The rest is history being played out in front of you.
I am pointing at myself on that one. I'm locked in for the long term now. I want justification to write the check for the tickets/donation. That will happen if they get serious on the defensive staff hires. If not I will watch as I have and not go nega. The commitment by UT to the new AD, HC, staff tells me they are seriously trying, so I will as well.