After the loss to Mississippi State on Saturday (view highlights), some Tennessee fans painted the iconic rock on campus:

Fire Coach Derek Dooley painted Tennessee Rock

Some of the messages painted on the rock include:

  • “Not SEC Worthy”
  • “Fire Fooley”
  • pair of orange pants crossed out
  • “No Leadership!”
  • “0-13 -> ranked opps.”
  • “Never won Bowl game”
  • “Never beat AL, FL, or GA”
  • “1st Loss to KY in 26 yrs!”
  • “14-17 Overall”

Within hours, the University of Tennessee had painted over the rock to cover up the message:

University of Tennessee Rock on Knoxville Campus

Photos of the rock were provided by reporter Fallon Smith in this tweet and this tweet. Remember when Tennessee fans voiced their opinions about Lane Kiffin on the rock? Against Miss State, Derek Dooley had to coach from the press box and was in a wheelchair. Here’s a photo of him after the game on Saturday:

Tennessee Football Coach Derek Dooley in Wheelchair