Greg McElroy knows what it’s like to play in the SEC.
He didn’t know too much about failure under Nick Saban the way Tennessee fans have come to experience some disappointment under Butch Jones. He has been in a player’s shoes before and he’s empathetic to their cause.
He voiced that empathy in a recent rant on SEC Network over the hashtag #EmptyNeyland, which recently gained popularity as a way to protest the fact that Butch Jones is still the coach of the University of Tennessee football program.
"To anyone associated with the #EmptyNeyland trend, YOU FAILED… You're a disgrace to your fan base and your team."
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) November 6, 2017
A transcript of the video is below:
“Guys last week there was a hashtag that was making the rounds on social media, #EmptyNeyland, they go out there on the field, wearing orange, wearing white trying to bring you pride every single week and to abandon them in a moment of need is flat out embarassing. To anyone associated with the # EmptyNeyland trend, you failed by the way. 95,000-plus showed up so congrats and a standing ovation to those who were there to support their team. But those associated with #EmptyNeyland, come at me because you’re a disgrace to your fan base and your team.”
It’s clear McElroy is displeased with Tennessee fans, then again having played for Alabama, he’s probably not the biggest fan of them anyways.
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