As many people in Tennessee and across the United States stopped to watch the total solar eclipse on Wednesday, it’s left to wonder what Butch Jones was doing. Because he didn’t seem too interested in the celestial event.
Tennessee practiced early Monday so the players would be able to view the eclipse - Knoxville would experience the eclipse with 99.75% of totality. But the Vols’ head coach seemed eager to get more work done.
“I’m more excited about preparing this football team,” Jones said. “I’ll probably watch it on the news or something like that. I don’t know if I trust those glasses yet. I’ll let you use the glasses.”
Jones is the latest of several college football coaches to express apathy at the eclipse. One other, to nobody’s surprise, was Alabama coach Nick Saban.
Nick Saban is NOT excited about the #SolarEclipse on Monday— Brooks Carter (@BrooksACarter) August 20, 2017
(Video courtesy of TideTV)#Bama #SEC pic.twitter.com/UYLCz2ObQj
Boston College head coach Steve Addazio said he would view the eclipse, but he would be without the equipment most were using.
Steve Addazio isn't here for your #SolarEclipse2017 science. "I'm gonna look at it and I'm not wearing glasses. See if I'm blind tomorrow."— Riley Overend (@RileyHeights) August 21, 2017
Whatever you did to enjoy the eclipse, there’s no denying that these are some #FootballGuys.