The Tennessee Vols needed a win and almost got it Saturday at Kentucky, but almost isn’t cutting it for Vols fans.
For just the second time since 1984, Kentucky beat Tennessee — this time, 29-26 on a Stephen Johnson TD run with 33 seconds left in the game — and kept the immediate future of coach Butch Jones in doubt.
As you would imagine, Tennessee fans aren’t happy after the Vols fell to 3-5 overall and 0-5 in SEC games.
Check out what Tennessee fans are saying about the performance and join the conversation here.
Note: Comments are taken verbatim from Tennessee Vols — SEC Country and only edited for spelling.
Hunter Johnson: We suck and Butch Jones era is finally over. I knew when I saw them lose to Vandy last year he couldn’t coach and the team quits on him. O Line can’t pass block and the LB core can’t stop a nose bleed.
Brent Woodlief: BUTCH JONES is a Good guy and I wish him well . It’s a shame that he couldn’t be the coach we hoped. But it’s time to move on . I hope fans will not go too personal and start attacking his character or make idiotic threats. I wish him and his Family all the Best! GO VOLS!
Lawrence Sampson: I’m a vol for life. Butch Jones turned this program around no doubt about it. He’s a great recruiter and seems to be a good man. But I believe he’s taken this program as far as it’s going to go. There is simply no excuse for our offensive and defensive woes with the talent that we have. We are losing to less talented teams we are not developing the talent we have it’s time to make a change.
Mary Susan Butler: That offensive line has GOT to protect the pass better. 7 sacks is totally unacceptable. Let’s not talk about the unsportsman like ejections!! That’s absolutely indefensible. No excuse for that. Aggravated Vol fan for life here.
Sue Farrar: These young men played hard. Quit being so negative. I still am a Vol. True fans support their team win or lose.
Clint Smith: How embarrassing! If Butch is with the team going home, then someone else may need to be fired also!
Joseph Dunn: This one wasn’t on butch like a lot of the games. The o line stunk it up and the field goal kicker sucks as well. Two missed field goals is not acceptable.
Kenneth F. Dunham: I am a life time Vol fan. I wanted them to win tonight. The best team won the game. It pains me to say that, but it was obvious on the field tonight that Tennessee has a long way to go to be average.
Ricky Canady: Folks,we have a badly coached team.We they don’t make a coaching change it’s Derek Dooley all over again!!
Arun Shankar: Rocky Top will always be home sweet home to me but this is ridiculous….I’m sick of watching this dumpster fire…VOL NATION deserves better than this!!!!
Shawn Kirkpatrick: CBJ has to be let go now. You’re damaging your credibility if this dire situation is considered acceptable.