Was Butch Jones frustrated with the Vols faithful at Neyland Stadium on Saturday? You be the judge.
After making the decision to kick a field goal on a goal-to-go situation during the first half what quickly shaped into a blowout victory against FCS opponent Tennessee Tech, some orange-clad boo birds made an appearance. And if you read into what happened on the television broadcast in the moment, it appears as though Jones may have been frustrated with that.
You can see a clip of the video below (Warning: There is potential NSFW language involved here.):
— K-wayne (@kmaddox86) November 5, 2016
A second, closer look at what Butch Jones may have said:
Butch Jones after fans boo the decision to kick field goal: "Fuck All Them" pic.twitter.com/jTqHcHbd8K
— Butch Doesn't Get It (@Justhubb) November 5, 2016
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) November 5, 2016
While there’s no way to confirm what he actually said, or who it was intended for, some Vols fans have expressed some frustration of their own at Jones over the incident:
I think we all could have gone without seeing Butch Jones say "Fuck all them" on live TV. #TNVOLS#Butchfuckedup
— Sierra Beck (@SierraBeck2) November 5, 2016
Can you imagine making 4.5 million dollars and being as uptight as Butch Jones?
— Austin Solomon (@a_solomon24) November 5, 2016
I didn't understand why fans were booing going for a field goal up 35, but is @UTCoachJones really that sensitive?
— Marv West (@westvols) November 5, 2016
One things we know for sure: The Vols needed a comfortable victory in the worst way. Winning cures most hurt feelings, even on the heels of a tough, three-game losing streak.