Looks like Tennessee is going to continue to be lost in the wilderness for the foreseeable future.
On a related note, this is probably a bad year to be an elite program in search of a head coach. The list of potentially available top shelf candidates basically has only one name: Charlie Strong. On the flipside, this is a great year to be Charlie Strong.
EDIT: Upon reading the article, I wouldn't describe it as trolling. The tone seems to be more along the lines of "we're so screwed that our best option might be to try and lure a known slimeball away from his third job in three years" than "hey, we should hire this totally unrealistic or impractical candidate!"