The Tennessee Volunteers entered the season with SEC Championship hopes, but a three-game losing streak in the middle of the season put an end to that possibility.
Despite the disappointing season, Vols head coach Butch Jones is attempting to find the silver lining.
On Monday, Jones spoke with the media and discussed the season when he made a comment that instantly became ammunition for Twitter trolls.
The Vols aren’t winning the SEC and won’t sniff the national title this season, but Jones claims the Tennessee football players have won the most important championship of all: the championship of life.
Jones on this senior class: "They’ve won the biggest championship – that’s the championship of life”
— Rocky Top Insider (@rockytopinsider) November 21, 2016
Immediately after those comments, Twitter went wild.
Congrats Seniors! pic.twitter.com/dVN4aTPeIu
— John Monroe (@MinisterofD) November 21, 2016
Update to Butch Jones' Wiki page after Monday's presser. So done with the internet😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/TRuZnGiPV4
— Gabby Santa (@GabbySanta) November 21, 2016
Thanks for playing this season, Tennessee.
Let’s get these Vols some participation trophies.
Tennesse wraps up the season on Saturday with a trip to Vanderbilt. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.
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