Tennessee insider John Brice turned a lot of heads with just 140 characters on Saturday evening.

Brice is a former full-time journalist who once covered the Volunteers extensively. He is still well-connected on what’s going on inside the Tennessee football program.

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Sports betting in Tennessee officially launched on November 1, 2020, and many of the largest sportsbooks are live and operating in the volunteer state. Tennessee is only one of a handful of SEC football states with legalized sports betting.

Brice dropped a bombshell on Saturday that Tennessee head coach Butch Jones’ fate will not be impacted by the Vols’ game against Southern Miss, which is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday on the SEC Network.

There will certainly be a lot of disgruntled UT fans with that news breaking. Tennessee is 3-5 on the season, with all of those losses coming against the SEC. The Vols have lost four in a row.

The tweet from Brice also acknowledged that defensive lineman Jonathan Kongbo will not play against Southern Miss: