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Chris Low's column in today's Tennessean is very revealing. Not so much because it's clear that Buzz thought he was coming back, but because it's now clear that he never had a shot.
Peterson said he found out in Atlanta on Saturday that Hamilton had hired a search firm and was told it had been contacting potential candidates for up to three weeks. Hamilton announced at his news conference on Monday that he'd hired the Los Angeles-based Champ Sports firm to help him identify candidates.
It is understandable that Hamilton would put out some feelers to get an idea of interest in the UT job before a final decision was made, but one would hope that he could do this more himself, rather than contracting an outside firm. There is too much of an air of finality about hiring Champ Sports to accept that they were just checking things out, you know...just in case.

And for anyone who might still be holding onto the idea that another from the Dean Smith basketball family will be interested in coming here, think again. Roy Williams, the acting patriarch of the clan, and the leader of a current number one seed in the NCAA tournament, found the UT situation worthy of his time and his scorn.
"It's a difficult situation, I guess six coaches in the last 16 years, so it's not like it's exactly the greatest job in the world," Williams said. "They've got to make their own decisions. But when you read articles that it was because of attendance, concessions and souvenir sales … I really didn't know basketball coaches were responsible for how much dadgum popcorn is sold."
Maybe we should consider ourselves lucky that he wasn't pissed off enough to start dropping bleeps on us.
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