Vols Committed To Whole Shirtless Thing (Video)

Recall, if you will, the raised eyebrows when Lane Kiffin and his coaching staff entertained recruits by ripping off their shirts and chanting something about “Wild Boyz” (we’re sure it was interpreted as “wild boys” by the young men; the Z and capital letters are necessarily the sort of post-performance add-ons when it’s all written up and branded). Ed Orgeron, you might recall, is not a small man.

Vols Shirtless
(”Why yes, that is a giant chain around my shoulders. It’s Prada.”)

So now it’s time to put together a team picture, and you know what’s better than the coaches running around with their shirts off? How about everyone with their shirts off?? Oh yes, there’s video of the largest sausage fest in college football, and it’s below the break. Hey, it’s a camera and a bunch of football players - everybody flex and nobody smile!

(via HORACE GRANT’S HALFTIME SHOW)

Nice work, guys. “That looks like an orange car. We’d better take off our shirts and stand around it.”

God, the college football season can’t get here soon enough. We can only take so much loony s**t from Lane Kiffin before we just want to see whether it translates on the field to anything but abject failure. Yes, they spent the entire offseason in the headlines, and for largely the wrong reasons; does this portend 9-3, 6-6, 3-9, or is it just all completely separate from what actually goes on in the season?