Vol fans react to Josh Heupel on sports radio

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — New Tennessee Athletics Director Danny White has named a new head coach just days after arriving on Rocky Top. As soon as rumors began circulating that Josh Heupel would be heading to Knoxville, Tennessee fans started to talk.

By the time Heupel’s introductory press conference had concluded, the phones were ringing off the hook at Tony Basilio’s north Knoxville studio.

Basilio has hosted a sports talk show for 25 years in East Tennessee.

As a host who prides himself in being the voice of the “common fan,” calls from fans are a staple in his daily show that airs from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Listeners didn’t wait until 11 a.m. to call in on Wednesday though. Basilio went live an hour early, and from the jump, his phones were blowing up with strong opinions about Heupel’s hiring from every angle imaginable.

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