In 2009 when Tennessee released the “Iron Vols” football poster, no one questioned how their bare torsos got so shiny. We were too busying wondering where they found an orange Lamborghini and who purchased it. But no one bothered to ask what went on behind the scenes of this audition for Thunder From Down Under.
Well today, Jayson Swain of The Swain & Rucker Show in Knoxville enlightened us. According to him, Tennessee football players rubbed baby oil on each other for the “Iron Vols” posters. Not rubbed baby oil on themselves – which is okay, I guess – but rubbed baby oil on each other.
This might explain why Kentucky hasn’t been able to tackle these guys for the past 25 years.