Paul Finebaum has seen enough of the Butch Jones era at Tennessee. After watching the Volunteers latest effort against former rival Alabama, Tennessee lost the game in Tuscaloosa 45-7, the SEC Network host put the UT administration on blast for not making a final decision on Jones’ future as of Sunday morning.

Tennessee’s latest loss dropped the team to 3-4 on the season and 0-4 in conference play.

Here’s what Finebaum had to say on his Sunday morning Campus Conversation podcast regarding the school’s failure to make a move immediately after the game.

“The longer it goes today, the better it is (for Jones). People fly back on Saturday night, they come into the office early,” Finebaum said on the program. “The AD wakes up and if the AD is going to fire Butch Jones, it has to be by Noon. Because you have a gameplan to put in for Kentucky. With each tick of the clock, it looks like Butch Jones has a better chance of surviving.

“There was a story yesterday… The writer said they were going to let him finish out the season because a win over Kentucky, Missouri, Vanderbilt and LSU would give them an 8-4 record. My response to that is if you are now basing your coach’s future on beating a bunch of average to bad teams, then Tennessee deserves him.”

Talk about shots fired.

Goodness, Finebaum really laid down the gauntlet of the Tennessee administration. If the ESPN host is correct, Jones should be safe for at least one more week. It’s past Noon on Sunday and Tennessee has yet to announce whether a change will be made for the team’s trip to Lexington next weekend.