For one Tennessee high school prospect, there was one coaching staff's personality that just didn't click for him.
Tennessee fans, who were unhappy by the sudden departure of Lane Kiffin and his coaching staff, may now be thankful for the end result.
Maplewood High School offensive lineman James Stone made no bones about it: Derek Dooley and Jim Chaney are the reasons that change of heart. Two weeks ago it appeared that Tennessee was an afterthought and that it was between Alabama and Auburn.
"I always liked Tennessee," Stone said. "I can go there and be successful. I saw a change in stability and somewhere I could go and prosper."