If you watched Tennessee take on Georgia Tech Monday night in Atlanta, then you probably noticed some guy walking around Tennessee’s sideline with a trash can raised up over his head.
As ESPN’s sideline reporter explained during the game, this is specifically for the Vols’ defense. If a player creates a turnover, then he slams the ball into the trash can.
Let’s just say, it probably wasn’t the brightest idea for a prop we’ve seen lately.
Alabama gets a WWE belt, Texas A&M gets a pimp cane, Tennessee gets a trash can
— B Jones (@BJones_23) September 5, 2017
Twitter seems to agree. Especially early as the Volunteers were getting ground into dust by Georgia Tech’s triple-option offense.
Tennessee carrying around a trash can for motivation makes so much sense. pic.twitter.com/YWNPZYcnMe
— George Stoia III (@GeorgeStoia) September 5, 2017
What is with the Tennessee coach carrying around that trash can? Pretty reminiscent of their offense and defense tonight.
— Rosser Southerland (@rosser_1992) September 5, 2017
Now, here are the humorous takes on this prop.
RT @FunnyMaine: Whoooooose idea was it for Tennessee to hold up a trash can on the sideline? The memes just write themselves
— Black Boy Joy (@FeetUp_Chillin) September 5, 2017
This trash can thing is hilarious. Butch is always coming up with new and better ways to embarrass my Tennessee friends.
— Josh Ahler (@JoshAhler247) September 5, 2017
-"Hey mom, I got a job on the Tennessee staff"
-"That's great honey. What are you doing"
-"Holding a symbolic trash can over my head"
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) September 5, 2017
It’s also worth pointing out that Tennessee’s players might want to work on their technique if this keeps being a thing the rest of the season.