NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 14: Quarterback Riley Ferguson #4 of the Memphis Tigers throws the ball during the first half of a game against the Tulane Green Wave at Yulman Stadium on October 14, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Father of former Tennessee QB calls program a "dumpster fire" amid Butch Jones turmoil

Harsh words.

Former Tennessee and current Memphis quarterback Riley Ferguson's father provided some harsh words directed at the UT football program in a since deleted Facebook post this past weekend.

Ferguson, who claims to be a life-long Vols fan, called the program a "dumpster fire" and called his son's decision to transfer away "the best decision of his life."

It's hard to argue with that assessment.

Ferguson has flourished since his arrival at Memphis with 5,233 passing yards and 48 touchdowns in 18 career starts.

At Tennessee, he suffered a leg injury and redshirted in 2013 before transferring to Coffeyville Community College in 2015 where he finished as the top-ranked JUCO pro-style quarterback for the 2015 JUCO transfer class. He then transferred to Memphis in 2016.