Kirk Herbstreit critiques ‘timeout dad’ Butch Jones Clippit screenshot

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit critiqued Tennessee coach Butch Jones during College GameDay’s live broadcast from Blacksburg, Virginia on Saturday.

Herbstreit said Jones needs to alter his “timeout Dad”- like mentality for Tennessee to find similar success to Alabama.

“When you get around the Tennessee program right now, you see individual talent,” Herbstreit said.”(Butch) has recruited at a high level. But I see individual pieces. I don’t see a ‘I’ve got your back’ mentality week in and week out and it has to start with him. I kind of equate him sometimes to being a timeout Dad and I think he needs to be more of a ironfist. A guy that says, ‘What did you say? You’re not following our rules, you’re gone.'”

Tennessee enters Saturday’s game against Georgia as an 8-point home underdog. Many Vol fans have grown weary of Jones’ antics and he could be coaching for his job in Week 5.

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