Can Tennessee’s Trash Can Repeat as Team MVP?
It’s been a rocky offseason at Tennessee thanks to a hectic coaching search and just generally having to live as a Tennessee fan, but there is some good news for the Vols. As the new season begins, they can depend on the return of last season’s star – the orange and white checkered trash can hoisted by coaches on the sideline.
“After Butch Jones left, we really weren’t sure if the trash can would transfer or not since their relationship was so close; they had basically became one in the same,” said sources close to the trash can. “But once the new regime came in, it was clear that not too much would change and decided to stay and maybe compete for a role in the secondary.”
The checkered trash can was awarded team MVP last year after every other member of the team involuntarily disqualified themselves after their performance on the field. Team officials were prepared to award MVP to Greg Schiano before Clay Travis found out about it and led a groundswell of support to give MVP to the trash can, his biggest fan.