Fan Sound Off: Butch Jones’ approval rating takes another nosedive after latest Tennessee loss

Tennessee continued its recent slide in Week 7, dropping an offensive struggle in Knoxville to South Carolina by a 15-9 margin.

Jarrett Guarantano connected on 11 of 18 passes for 133 yards in his starting debut for the Vols. The redshirt freshman failed to jump-start the Tennessee offense, which was led by running back John Kelly and his 58 rushing yards.

All told, the Vols posted 253 yards of total offense.

Despite the struggles, Butch Jones’ squad had an opportunity to win or, at least, tie the game in the final moments.

A South Carolina pass interference penalty set up Guarantano with a first down on the Gamecocks’ 2-yard line with nine seconds to play, but the first-year signal caller failed to get the Vols into the end zone on three attempts. Tennessee has now gone 10 quarters without scoring a touchdown.

Predictably, Vols faithful were none too pleased with their team’s performance.

Check out what Tennessee fans are saying about the performance and  join the conversation here.

Note: Comments are taken verbatim from  Tennessee Volunteers — SEC Country and only edited for spelling.
Peter Smith:  Shame on the Vol fans for leaving in such a close game. The kids on the field need support. Butch is another thing, but support the players
Bryan Ross:  We definitely found our new QB. He is a player and a winner. Terrible play calling. He has a much better arm than they give him credit for. Roll him out and let him pass or tuck and run every play.
Matt Pollock:  Three times in the red zone and you can’t punch in for a score!! Get rid of that O Coordinator. Has been the problem since the start weakest link. Butch better make a change or he will Be next. It needs to happen right now, Butch.
Chris L Schubert:  There should be a clause in his contract that says if you can’t score a TD in 10 quarters you get nothing…
Chyrl Dixon:  We have the lamest coaches ever!!! The entire football coach staff needs to go! There was no reason to keep throwing that ball! Too much talent wasted by horrible play calling from coaches!
Bryan Cagle:  If I wake up tomorrow and the headline doesn’t read “Butch Jones out at Tennessee” I may seriously have to become a Vandy fan.
Gregory Rose:  You could have Bart Starr or whomever and this coaching staff wouldn’t know what to do, when, where or how….
Robert Williams:  Only bowl for Tennessee will be corn flakes for breakfast.
Jimbo Frederick:  I’m glad we lost. If you can lose against a weak team like South Carolina, it shows that we need a new head coach because we do have talent. We just ain’t got a coach that knows how to use it. Thank you South Carolina for beating us, because now we get a new head coach and hopefully it’s a better coach that wants to win in the SEC. Because this coach can’t play an SEC team we might as well be a Big 10 team. Thank you again South Carolina for beating us.

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