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Twitter Mocks Tennessee Trash Can, and Rightly So (Tweets)
Embattled Tennessee Volunteers football coach Butch Jones does not know how the internet works.
Jones introduced a new gimmick during the Vols’ season opener against Georgia Tech on Monday night. Every time a member of his defense causes a turnover, that player has to take the ball and dunk it in a trash can. But not just any trash can. No no no. They have to dunk it in the official Tennessee Volunteers “Team 121″ Turnover Trash Can, which is to be held up by the official Tennessee Trash Can Holder Guy.
Take a look:
— SEC Country (@SECcountry) September 5, 2017
The problem, of course, is that Tennessee fans do not think Butch is a very good coach. If Nick Saban did something like this at Alabama, people would be like, “Oh, a turnover trash can. Okay. Sure.” But Butch Jones is not Nick Saban, and Tennessee is not Alabama.
Jones is in his fifth year at Tennessee, and fans have had enough. On Monday, Tennessee’s defense was absolute garbage, allowing first year GT quarterback TaQuon Marshall to rush for 249 yards and five touchdowns.
Needless to say, Twitter was quick to make a connection between Butch Jones’ trash can and the product on the field:
Tennessee has a turnover trash can, because Butch Jones. https://t.co/5xFRFItfhr
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) September 5, 2017
— Christopher Warren (@ChristophersZen) September 5, 2017
Gonna be weird when three Tennessee players grab their coach and dunk him in that trash can.
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) September 5, 2017
That trash can is pretty symbolic right now
— Wes Todd (@wtodd1) September 5, 2017
Maybe having a player carry a trash can on the sidelines is a little too on the nose Butch
— THICC KEN (@edsbs) September 5, 2017
Georgia Tech right now. pic.twitter.com/WNk9L0I834
— Matt Connolly (@MattatTheState) September 5, 2017
The Vol trash can and the A&M pimp cane should immediately go to the college football hall of fame
— Doc Harper (@doc_harper) September 5, 2017
Betcha that trash can would coach the vols for a fraction of butch jones’ salary
— Allen Kenney (@BlatantHomerism) September 5, 2017
Instead of a trash can, next week Butch will have someone carry around dog poo to represent his coaching.
— Leland (@___Leland) September 5, 2017
Hat Tip – [SEC Country]