Butch Jones needed a strong performance from his Vols squad on Saturday to settle some unrest among the Tennessee faithful.
The first half against Georgia did nothing to calm the emotions of his detractors.
Tennessee fell behind the Bulldogs 24-0 late in the second quarter, and that’s when things started to come unhinged for some Vols fans. Here’s a look at some of the reactions on Twitter:
No one with a functional brain can defend Butch Jones remaining Tennessee coach. Fire him Sunday.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 30, 2017
This game is going exactly like I expected it to. Let's fire Butch in the bye week. IT'S YEAR 5.
— Caleb Owen (@cowboy_caleb) September 30, 2017
This is embarrassing. Butch is getting out coached as usual. But this time it looks like his team wasn't ready to play.
— Go Jags, Fire Butch (@cteague1321) September 30, 2017
So do they fire Butch at halftime or let him come back and finish the game?
— Corbitt H. (@CorbHollin) September 30, 2017
Tennessee football really stinks right now. Just every Tennessee fan a favor and fire Butch! This is silly! #TENNvsUGA
— katie (@_k_truitt) September 30, 2017
They need to meet him in the tunnel and not let him into that locker room.
— FIRE BUTCH JONES (@PatrickGarrett_) September 30, 2017
fire butch jones, get rid of the smokey gray unis, get rid of the terrible 3rd down song, just nuke it all from orbit
— Nick (@nickintenn) September 30, 2017
Meanwhile, in the stadium, some resorted to alcohol to ease the pain of the rough first half:
— Gray Hardison (@BellyoftheBeast) September 30, 2017
Others broke into fights:
17-0 is starting to take its toll pic.twitter.com/pM9fkfqCi0
— Barstool Rocky Top (@BarstoolTenn) September 30, 2017
And some media members used the opportunity to poke fun at Jones’ rant against the media during the week:
Tennessee 0pportunity to prove local media wrong one brick at a time.
— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) September 30, 2017
There’s still a second half to be played, but this certainly is not the start Butch Jones needed to his Saturday.