CBS Sports is reporting that even Memphis native Jerry Lawler is calling for both Larry Porter, head coach of the University of Memphis Tigers football team, and R.C. Johnson, the athletic director, to be fired after two big losses this season. Lawler e-mailed a local columnist and said the following:
This is just a quick note to commend you for … tell[ing] it exactly like it is concerning the sorry state of the University of Memphis football program … Memphis football is a laughing stock to the rest of the nation and an embarrassment to anyone from this city. Stick to your guns, keep shouting the truth…Memphis football will never improve until both Porter and Johnson are gone!