North Texas tweets a jab at Tennessee's torn-up turf
Tennessee’s torn-up turf at Neyland Stadium was the target of a jab by athletic department members at North Texas, the Volunteers’ opponent this afternoon. Ironically, North Texas nickname is “Mean Green.”
Taking to twitter on the football program’s MeanGreenFootball account, North Texas used this video to show one way Tennessee could have made sure its turf was green for the game.
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Pretty sure this is what took place at Neyland Stadium on Friday. #GMG pic.twitter.com/IVtS2o1T4o
— MeanGreenFootball (@MeanGreenFB) November 14, 2015
The past few games at Tennessee have torn up the field with chunks of turf littering the field. Coach Butch Jones and opposing players and coaches have criticized the field.
Jones said he attended an athletic department meeting about the field conditions on Monday.
Tennessee has a Bermuda grass field, overseeded with rye to keep the field green when the weather cools in October and November.
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