The Tennessee Volunteers dropped their third loss in a row on Saturday, falling to the South Carolina Gamecocks, 24-21, on the road. After the game, Vols head coach Butch Jones seemed to shoulder some of the blame.
With a little riddle, Jones commented on the situation.
It wasn’t that his players weren’t ready to step onto the field, but a lack of preparation overall that led to the loss.
Butch: "We learned about the value of being ready vs. the value of being prepared."
— Lauren Cash (@NotOnTVCash) October 30, 2016
Jones noted that the team looked strong throughout the week in practice, but they came out flat in Columbia.
Tennessee was a trendy preseason pick from a lot of media members in the SEC, but the Vols have never been able to live up to those high expectations. Now, they’ll look to re-find their footing next weekend with what should be a lay-up game against Tennessee Tech.