Tennessee has a new coach leading the program but unfortunately for the Vols, the results remain the same. The Volunteers fell at home by a wide 30-10 margin while monsoon-like conditions hit the stadium in Brady Hoke’s first appearance as interim coach following the firing of Butch Jones.

The team came out fired up and playing with passion but due to similar issues that we’ve seen all season, miscues and injuries chief among them, the mistakes were insurmountable for the Vols Saturday night once LSU got its ground game going. In particular, two muffed punts really sucked the air out of the stadium early in the game.

Following Tennessee’s first game of the post-Butch era, Hoke answered questions in his post-game press conference.

Hoke’s thoughts on Jarrett Guarantano, who finished 13 of 23 for 239 yards and a touchdown:

After missing the team’s last game, Guarantano was the only scholarship QB available for the game. Hoke’s comments on backup Will McBride:

On Marquez Callaway’s two muffed punts, resulting in LSU’s first 10 points of the game. Callaway also muffed a kickoff but did also score a touchdown:

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