Josh Heupel draws praise on social media despite lopsided loss to Alabama
Josh Heupel and the Tennessee Volunteers may have lost to Alabama 52-24 in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night, but there were some positives for the Vols.
They only trailed 24-17 entering the fourth quarter before the wheels fell off a bit and we got the lopsided final score.
But, fans and media members are still high on Heupel and the work he’s done at Tennessee this year. Many flocked to Twitter to praise the first-year Vol head coach after the performance in Tuscaloosa.
Here’s a sampling of some of the reaction to Saturday night’s game:
i’m VERY excited to see what type of team the vols have in the following years with heupel running the program. you get some talented recruits in knoxville and watch out👀
— 070218💛💙 (@cruzpittt) October 24, 2021
Vols were bad last year and all their best players transferred.
Win or lose tonight, Josh Heupel is doing a helluva job.
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) October 24, 2021
I can't stress this enough, wait until coach Heupel gets a couple recruiting classes under his belt. Just wait!! (Mic drop)
— LogicalVol (@opieflatt) October 24, 2021
Heupel has earned my respect. When the hire was announced I was so ready to be done, so ready to just check out. Respect can be lost, but as of now I am pleased with what we’ve seen out of this team. Let’s get healthy over the bye and come back to remind Kentucky who they are
— Tony’s Pizzeria (@TitelloVony) October 24, 2021
Idc what you say, Heupel is our coach. He’s turned this program around is a few short months. I can’t wait to see what he does in the next couple years.
— Tay ❁ (@taylerblack_) October 24, 2021
If Heupel can get some players in here, we will be alright.
— FakeBobKesling! (@BurnerKesling) October 24, 2021
Josh Heupel is gonna get this right. Give it time
— Adam Hickman (@AdamHickman32) October 24, 2021
Say what you want, Heupel has this team competing in every game.
— Austin Cashion (@Austin_Cashion) October 24, 2021
Can Heupel turn the Vols into SEC East contenders? We’ll see how this team fares down the stretch, but there are some positive things happening on Rocky Top.