It’s one thing to lose to a main rival, but it’s a whole different thing to lose to a main rival 41-0 and in your own backyard. With that said, Houston Nutt believes Tennessee coach Butch Jones isn’t sitting pretty.
Nutt, the former Arkansas and Ole Miss coach who now works as a CBS Sports Network analyst, was the featured speaker at the Knoxville Quarterback Club on Monday.
Considering how he’s done as a whole in Knoxville paired with Tennessee’s 41-0 loss to Georgia at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Nutt believes Jones’ job is in jeopardy.
“He is, it’s just a fact,” Nutt said, according to SEC Country’s Blake Morgan. “You’re in a great place with great facilities. I used to tell all my coaches, ‘We’re always on the hot seat.’
“Unless you’re Nick Saban, you’re on the hot seat. That’s just the way it is. Accept it, embrace it. That’s why you get paid big money.”
It’s hard to imagine a more damaging loss than the one Jones endured last weekend, was the Vols’ most lopsided home loss since 1905 and marked the first time the program had even been shut out since 1994.
The blowout loss only compounds the heartbreaker the Vols had against the rival Gators, 26-20, in The Swamp two weeks ago.
Now entering a bye week, Tennessee and its fans now have two weeks to stew over this loss before getting back on the field against South Carolina on Oct. 14.
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