Tennessee Vols head coach Josh Heupel triggered some folks on Saturday by letting his second-team offense score with less than a minute remaining in UT’s 66-24 blowout win against Missouri.
Heupel’s decision to keep scoring late even though the outcome wasn’t in doubt led to a lot of “Josh Heupel has no class” comments from fans on Twitter.
It also led to ESPN’s Chris “Bear” Fallica, a fixture on College GameDay, suggesting that Heupel’s decision to keep scoring was “a little much”.
I genuinely want to know how the coaches on the committee will feel about that. Look I’m all for letting your backups play, but this feels like a little much.— Chris Fallica (@chrisfallica) November 12, 2022
Fallica didn’t seem to have a problem with USC “running up the score” on Colorado on Friday night.
USC could’ve taken the knee, but covers the spread with the TD.— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) November 12, 2022
Lincoln Riley was either trying for style points or helping bettors across the country. pic.twitter.com/2LpQz2dTpO
We spend a lot of time talking about how the national media has something against Tennessee.
At times, it feels like we’re being a bit hyperbolic. But then there are comments like the one from Fallica and it makes me think that maybe there really is an anti-Tennessee bias at play.
Either way, the faux outrage over Heupel scoring late is what’s really “a bit much”. We’ve seen college football teams do this exact thing a ridiculous amount of times over the years (especially during the BCS and Bowl Alliance days).
Fallica should probably keep his thoughts to himself next time.
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