Josh Heupel’s second season in Tennessee was a big one, as he led the Volunteers to an 11–2 record and Orange Bowl victory and earned a contract extension after the year. It was the first time Tennessee won double-digit games since 2007, and the first time they lost two games or less since 2001.
As a result, Volunteer fans were reenergized by the team and excited for what Heupel can do for the program in the future. One specific fan was so excited that he got Heupel’s face tattooed on his leg.
On Friday, Heupel finally got to meet the fan with his face on his leg.
As long as Heupel remains the Volunteers coach, this fan doesn’t seem like the type to regret his decision.
Off to a very strong start with the Vols, Heupel has a good chance to actually finish out his extension through 2028 compared to other coaches at similar programs. However, the pressure is on Heupel to keep this success up and make sure this fan is rewarded.