In another instance of Tennessee (2-3, 0-2 SEC) grabbing an early lead only to be outscored down the stretch, the Vols fell to the Arkansas Razorbacks (2-3, 1-1 SEC) when a 14-point lead evaporated in a 24-20 loss Saturday.
Here’s what some of Tennessee’s notable alumni tweeted after the team’s devastating loss.
Donté Stallworth, wide receiver (1999-2001) and retired NFL player asked a simple question regarding the Tennessee defense.
Can we tackle or nah?
— Donté Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) October 4, 2015
Leonard Little, former defensive end (1995-97) and retired pro football player, didn’t say anything, rather expressed his feelings in the form of a gif.
— L. Little (@DBL_L_01) October 4, 2015
Inky Johnson, former defensive back (2004-05) and current inspirational speaker, shared a picture of his family donned in orange, showing that they will always support Tennessee.
— Inky Johnson (@InkyJohnson) October 4, 2015
Jayson Swain, former wide receiver (2003-05) and host of the Swain Event, shared his less-than confident stance on coach Butch Jones’ “brick by brick” rebuilding plan.
Got $7 cup I'm taking home that says brick by brick on it…. Welp
— Jayson Swain (@SwainEvent) October 4, 2015
Jacques McClendon, former offensive guard (2006-09) and current NFL free agent, tweeted his disappointment in the team’s current losing streak — although, he did forget about the win against Western Carolina in Week 3.
Man that's three weeks in a row we let one get away….. Rough stuff.
— Jacques McClendon (@jmcc65) October 4, 2015
Erik Ainge, former quarterback (2004-07) and retired NFL player, suggested McClendon — his former teammate — could still be used in an area where Tennessee’s offensive line lacked.
We need a big guard trailing the play to pick a fumble to win this one…oh wait https://t.co/axlRnKNtFv
— Erik Ainge (@ErikAinge3) October 4, 2015
Marlon Walls, former defensive end (2009-13) and current coach/trainer at “D-Line U,” let fans know how bad Saturday’s loss felt.
This hurts man I gotta be honest
— Marlon Tank Walls (@MarlonTankWalls) October 4, 2015
Joey Kent, former wide receiver (1993-96) and current analyst for the Tennessee Tailgate show on WGFX in Nashville, pointed out something important that Tennessee lacked.
Plain and simple,somebody has to make a play. #Vols
— joey kent (@joeykent) October 4, 2015