Former Tennessee Vols defensive backs coach Charlton Warren should hold his head up high for how he handled himself after Butch Jones was fired as UT’s head coach.
Warren almost certainly knew he wouldn’t be back in Knoxville in 2018, but he continued to do his job the right way. And that included recruiting players that Tennessee needed to sign during the 2018 recruiting cycle.
Check out this exchange between Warren and former Vols athletic director John Currie.
Charlton Warren knew he probably wouldn’t be back at Tennessee in 2018. I’m astounded by how he continued to do his job. pic.twitter.com/HDGaziStQ6
— zach ragan (@zachTNT) March 23, 2018
At this point, Tennessee was a complete mess. Currie had already tried (and failed) to hire Greg Schiano, essentially turning UT (momentarily) into a national laughingstock.
Warren, however, continued to do the job he was paid to do. Even though he likely he knew he’d never reap the rewards of signing Trey Dean or Tanner Ingle.
Dean ended up flipping to Florida, while Ingle signed with NC State.
It should be noted that Ingle is the recruit that Jones told to “find a place to go, quickly”.
Regardless of the fact that neither of those players ended up at Tennessee, it still says a lot about Warren’s character that he was willing to do what he thought was best for UT in the longterm.
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