Tennessee’s loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday was damaging in so many ways. The defeat dropped the Volunteers to 8-4 overall and 4-4 in the SEC. It cost them a Sugar Bowl berth, and the outcome allowed Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason to declare, “This is our state.”
Tennessee’s Wikipedia page wasn’t spared from harm either.
Check out the entry below, captured by Aaron Brenner of The Post & Courier early Sunday morning. These lines are a painful punch to the gut: “For Christmas, Tennessee wanted the SEC East, but were willing to settle for the Sugar Bowl. Many people believe that they have been placed on the naughty list because they seemed to lose both after having apparent control of both. Now Tennessee is asking for Les Miles, Charlie Strong, and Tee Martin for Christmas. They are currently owned by Vanderbilt Inc.”