Remember this glorious moment from Butch Jones on November 21st, 2016?!
And just like that, an all-time college football meme was born.
The 2016 Tennessee Volunteers will, forever, be champions of life. That includes Alvin Kamara and Jalen Reeves-Maybin:
(The last two tweets make no sense to me. Going to need a Rap Genius translation on that)
I think this is a good time to remind everyone how bad of a talent evaluator Butch Jones was. In 2007, Butch Jones was the head coach of Central Michigan and moved a defensive lineman by the name of JJ Watt to tight end. That guy went on to transfer to Wisconsin, become a first-team All-American, and a 3x defensive player of the year in the NFL.
In 2016, Butch Jones was the head coach of Tennessee. As the head coach, he gave 122 carries to Jalen Hurd, 98 to John Kelly, and just 103 to this guy named Alvin Kamara. In 2017, Butch Jones was fired and a couple months later, Alvin Kamara was named the NFL rookie of the year.
I understand there are a few misses when it comes to evaluating talent, but having those two on your hands is an accomplishment that should be celebrated with a demotion from SEC head coach to intern: