Tennessee’s offense by no means in reality picked up throughout Saturday’s sport towards Florida — in additional tactics than one.
Backup quarterback J.T. Shrout used to be proven at the sideline throughout ESPN’s broadcast choosing up a whole phone and placing it as much as his ear.
Why? We are not in reality positive.
However folks have been fast to leap on Twitter and poke a laugh on the atypical, meme-worthy incident.
That is together with the individual at the back of the SEC Community account, which posted “New phone, who dis.”
“My grandmother has this very same telephone,” Twitter person Keith Richmond said. “Attempted and true. Why cross wi-fi when you’ll drag round a 200 foot telephone wire at the sidelines?”
Those sideline telephones are used for gamers, particularly quarterbacks, to keep in touch with coaches who’re stationed in packing containers above box degree.
“This may occasionally give an explanation for the #Vols’ verbal exchange issues,” onlygators.com wrote on Twitter.
Some customers have been just a little extra harsh.
“It is a extra special metaphor for the standing of Tennessee’s soccer program,” wrote Daren Stoltzfus, sports activities director at WESH in Orlando. “The final time #Vols have been related, everyone if truth be told knew find out how to use a rotary telephone.”
However as some Twitter customers identified, there is a just right likelihood Shrout used to be simply creating a funny story or checking to look if the telephone used to be ringing.
And within the impossible likelihood Shrout if truth be told used to be making an attempt to make use of the telephone, I say give the person a destroy. Faculty soccer gamers don’t seem to be anticipated to observe exact reels of movie or do their homework on a typewriter.
Possibly it is simply time to replace sideline era.