Reactions from all directions poured in as the news broke that Tennessee was moving on from Butch Jones. Former and current players took to Twitter to show support, disappointment and even excitement.
Family. pic.twitter.com/y4SRtiVj3h— Jarrett Guarantano✞ (@BroadwayJay2) November 13, 2017
Thank you. pic.twitter.com/ICJ2UFtGOf— Eli Wolf (@EliWolf16) November 13, 2017
Wow— Shawn Shamburger (@datboishawn21) November 12, 2017
Can't thank you enough for giving this walk-on a chance! Love ya coach! @UTCoachJones pic.twitter.com/kRKIDmb3zM— Trevor Daniel (@TrevorDaniel93) November 12, 2017
Damn— Mi Amour (@CallawayMarquez) November 12, 2017
As for some of the former players.... well it was a different story.
Release the GRUDEN!!!!!— Albert Haynesworth (@haynesworthiii) November 12, 2017
I’ll never celebrate a man losing his job, I am however very ready for the next phase of TN . It was hard to last night but I am grateful for the hard work, energy & passion Butch had for our program. Let’s all be excited for what’s coming and treat CBJ right on the way out!— Erik Ainge (@ErikAinge3) November 12, 2017
My 1st reaction is not happiness. My thoughts immediately go to the former staff members, assts, & former players of Butch Jones. They had their world turned upside down & careers negatively impacted by probably one of the worst Human beings I’ve encountered I️n a long time.— Jayson Swain (@SwainEvent) November 12, 2017
Haynesworth has been leading the Gruden train and contributor to the never ending grumormill. You knew he’d be thrilled.
Swain’s comments were fascinating. It seems like we see this everywhere after a coach is fired, though. Suddenly the flood gates open and we learn what was really going on behind the scenes. If any part of that is true from Jayson, that’s pretty alarming.
It’s going to be interesting to see who else steps up and shares their behind the scenes stories. I’m sure those aren’t finished yet.