The Tennessee Volunteers lost a brutal matchup to the South Carolina Gamecocks. The game could have ramifications for the coaching staff at Tennessee, and as expected, the Volunteers were dejected following the loss.
Volunteers freshman quarterback Jarrett Guarantano fired three incomplete passes from the two-yard line as time expired.
Guarantano sat along the sideline lamenting his inability to come through in the clutch, when Gamecocks signal-caller Jake Bentley came over and consoled him.
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— Hale McGranahan (@HaleMcGranahan) October 14, 2017
— Gamecock Football (@GamecockFB) October 14, 2017
There will be no flag planting for South Carolina this weekend. In an awesome, and increasingly rare show of sportsmanship, Bentley comes over to console and encourage his opponent, not put him down.
It’s not immediately clear what Bentley said to Guarantano during their embrace.
Many speculated that coach Butch Jones would be let go as head coach of the Volunteers if they were unable to come away with a victory in this game. No doubt that was something that was weighing on the young quarterback.
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