Tennessee melting down following 41-0 loss to Georgia, anger directed at Butch Jones
Tennessee had several reasons to be up for Saturday’s game against #7 Georgia. The stadium was checkerboarded by the fans. The team broke out the popular Smokey Grey uniforms. Peyton Manning was honored at halftime following his selection into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Then, Volunteer quarterback Quinten Dormady threw an interception on the first play of the game.
That one play pretty much summed up the afternoon on Rocky Top, as Tennessee fell 41-0 to the Bulldogs.
The defense did all that it could to keep the game close but the offense never got going against Georgia’s outstanding defense and Tennessee’s typically strong special teams unit had several lapses in the game.
Once the result of the game had well been decided, the reaction online was not kind to the Vols. To no surprise, Butch Jones caught the majority of the backlash:
Tennessee hasn’t been shut out since Sept. 17, 1994. And that’s not fake news.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) September 30, 2017
— Jamie Han (@jamiehan) September 30, 2017
This perfectly sums up Tennessee football with Butch Jones as coach. pic.twitter.com/zZ2091DP7o
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 30, 2017
Makes you think – was Dobbs to Jones as Newton was to Chizik? Without the rings and $$$ of course.
— Football Time in TN (@FootballTimeMag) September 30, 2017
$9.2 million: What Tennessee owes Butch Jones if it fired him tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/FUKprzRJSr
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 30, 2017
Sunday morning. Knoxville. pic.twitter.com/fMuRJzO9cM
— Phil Murphy (@Phil_Sports) September 30, 2017
So if 102,055 payed $90 that would cover Butch’s buyout…. @VolRumorMill
— Tyler Bennett (@Tbenn34) September 30, 2017
Face value for today’s ticket was about that much. https://t.co/GdqxCH8Cda
— Houston Kress (@VolRumorMill) September 30, 2017
The performance by Tennessee was so poor, Gary Danielson accidentally confused the Vols with lowly Missouri:
okay there’s a lot going on but that does NOT give gary danielson license to refer to Tennessee as “MISSOURI,” have some DECENCY
— Holly Anderson (@HollyAnderson) September 30, 2017
Here’s video evidence of Danielson’s slip up:
— Drew (@DrewbieTheGOAT) September 30, 2017
This game is to Butch Jones what the 58-0 loss to Clemson was to Al Golden. It’s inevitable.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 30, 2017
I don't think firing a guy mid-season is a good idea in college football… but #Tennessee is playing like Butch should be gone mid-game!
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) September 30, 2017
CLOSE THE STADIUM AND SEND THE HOT DOGS AND WATER TO PUERTO RICO.
— RoyMullins (@RoyMulllins) September 30, 2017
Tennessee’s QB development under Butch Jones is some of the worst I’ve ever seen.
— zach ragan (@zachTNT) September 30, 2017
This one pretty much sums up the game for Tennessee fans:
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 30, 2017