Tennessee suffered a heartbreaking, 28-27 loss at Florida on Saturday.
Tennessee held a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter, but surrendered 14 unanswered points in the final four minutes. Here’s what some of Tennessee’s notable alumni tweeted after the team’s devastating loss.
Jayson Swain, former wide receiver (2003-05) and host of the Swain Event, believed that Butch Jones owed his players an apology after Saturday’s game.
Those players played their ass off. Give our boys Love and support… Players deserve apology from their coach. Smh.
— Jayson Swain (@SwainEvent) September 26, 2015
Leonard Little, former defensive end (1995-97) and retired pro football player, was left speechless.
Lost for words.. Don't even know what to even say right now.. I'm out!!
— L. Little (@DBL_L_01) September 26, 2015
Inky Johnson, former defensive back (2004-05) and inspirational speaker, remained optimistic in Jones’ rebuilding process.
Everybody wants the prize but no one wants the process- We are enduring the process of becoming GREAT.#VFL
— Inky Johnson (@InkyJohnson) September 26, 2015
James Wilhoit, kicker (2003-05) and hero of 2004 Florida game, gave some encouragement to current kicker Aaron Medley.
Proud of you bud. It should hurt but you fought and gave it a great shot. https://t.co/JipW7YCsJ2
— JamesWilhoit (@JamesWilhoit) September 27, 2015
Renaldo Woolridge, former Tennessee basketball player (2008-12), gave his analysis of Tennessee’s final play and the second half collapse.
The crazy thing is that kick was a few inches off. He almost saved us but this second half giveaway the game BS has to stop coach
— Renaldo SB Woolridge (@Swiperboy) September 26, 2015
Dave Ramsey, host of the Dave Ramsey Show, was in attendance for the game. He thanked Florida for its “hospitality,” which is likely a pun at the fact that the Gators let the Vols hold an advantage for most of the game before mounting a comeback.
Wow. Congrats to FL. Thanks for the hospitality ???
— Dave Ramsey (@DaveRamsey) September 26, 2015