The Tennessee Vols have been the victims of some not-so-great officiating in recent weeks.

Tennessee was on the wrong side of two controversial fumble calls in back-to-back weeks against Ole Miss and Alabama.

The non-fumble against Ole Miss was particularly egregious.

Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral fumbled after being hit by a UT defender. The fumble was returned for a touchdown by the Vols, but the referees, who didn’t stop the play, got together and ruled that Corral’s “forward progress” was stopped before the fumble.

That call quite possibly cost Tennessee the win against Ole Miss (the Vols lost 31-26).

On Monday, during an appearance at the Knoxville Quarterback Club, Vols baseball coach Tony Vitello cracked a joke about the questionable officiating during the Ole Miss game.

Check it out below (via WATE’s Tim Owens):

That wasn’t the only joke that Vitello had for the crowd. He also joked about how Rick Barnes is such a genuinely good human being that he’s uncomfortable being around him.

Vitello is a fan favorite for a reason on Rocky Top. Vol fans should revel in the fact that Tennessee extended him this past summer through the 2026 season.

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