After tying the game late Saturday, Tennessee took a tough 26-20 loss to rival Florida, losing on a Hail Mary pass on the final play. And appropriately, Vols fans weren’t exactly pleased with the performance.
The Vols may have played much better in the fourth quarter, but that didn’t take away from the sting of the loss for their fans.
Here’s an assortment of views from Twitter, beginning with some tweets after Tennessee lost on the final play of the game:
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 16, 2017
Oh hell pic.twitter.com/KUsPQlHJTP
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) September 16, 2017
Wow! Vols prevent defense is awful!
— James Landon (@JamesBumgarner7) September 16, 2017
How does Tennessee let a Florida receiver get behind them on last play of game and then why was said receiver not interfered with by Vols?
— richard kalson (@rdk1212) September 16, 2017
What was the Vols secondary thinking? After UF not burning the TO when they should've no less #TENNvsUF
— Bryan Connolly (@BCONNfidence) September 16, 2017
Last year, Tennessee beat Georgia on a Hail Mary pass. This time, it was on the other side:
vols know how the dawgs feel now.
— Gene (@CtrlAltComplete) September 16, 2017
Last second Hail Mary ain’t so funny now, ay Vols?
— Drew House (@TheDrewHouse) September 16, 2017
Some blamed the loss entirely on Vols coach Butch Jones:
I think half of my Vols followers want Butch Jones’s head on a silver platter.
— Justin C. Sims (@BigSim50) September 16, 2017
Regretting NOT running the ball a single time inside the 5 yet @UTCoachJones ?!?!?!
— Josh Claiborne (@jclaiborne311) September 16, 2017
Butch Jones absolutely deserved to lose this game. There's no outrage to be had besides at another bad HC hiring. #Vols
— Rylan Stiles (@Rylan_Stiles) September 16, 2017
Something for the vols just isn't adding up. And it feels like the coaching
— Petey (@willypeters13) September 16, 2017
Vols Player effort=A…coaching and game plan= F-…Vols players deserve better #UFvsUT
— Bradley Merritt (@BradSMerritt) September 16, 2017
RT if you still support this coach and our VOLS!!!!
so I can let you know how dumb you are
— Davy Crockett (@DavyCrockett___) September 16, 2017
Other Tennessee fans were just plain upset:
I'm burning my lucky #vols shirt on Periscope…ive worn it for 13 yrs during every UT game..it's not lucky at all..this staff and team suck
— P. Woodward (@ross_boro) September 16, 2017
Losing to this Florida team is inexcusable
— Vols (@UTsports_Fan) September 16, 2017
— Sandra (@rockn2freedom) September 16, 2017
— 5 Star Hearts Can (@pkr63) September 16, 2017
One Vols fan was so unhappy, he called for a former coach:
I'd rather have Dooley
— Brian Hunsucker (@Hunsucker4) September 16, 2017