Jeremy Prout called it "miscommunication" between Yarrett Garantano and Tennessee offensive personnel.
SEC Network's Jordan Rogers was not so lenient in his claim to the fourth and fourth quarterback of the Vols, who was returned for a break. in the fourth quarter of Saturday night's loss in Alabama.
Rogers on Monday posted a video on Twitter, broadcasting what he sees as a former quarterback. Guaranteed to be a "cheater" in the play and call his own number, which led to a furious Prut in the sideline.
"To be clear, this was not called a quarterback sneak, nor does Garantano seem to be hearing because his left guard would not back off if it was a disgusting beam," Rogers says in the video. "The real talk here is G-Lead, the power scheme.
"If Guarantano passes this ball, it is absolutely a step towards the end zone."
Guarantano went ROGUE on this QB Sneak. Jim Chaney had a great game talk ̵1; A G Lead Power Run, which would have been GREAT in Endzone and would have made a game with one result.
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– Jordan Rogers (@ JRodgers11) October 21, 2019
"It was an absolutely deceptive moment by Jarrett Garantano and it cost them the game," said Rogers. "Jeremy Prout has every right to get upset. Watch him play. It's the perfect calling game. It's a landing if it's handed down and who knows what happens in the fourth quarter."
Guaranteed to lose control of the ball while trying to reach the target and the fumbles were grabbed by Crimson Tide defensive back Treon Diggs in the end zone, who took him 100 yards otherwise to seal Alabama's victory.
"We're close to a goal line there, right, so you have the opportunity to run the sneaker or pass the ball back to Q (Quavaris Crouch)," Prut said after the loss. "There was some message out there and it's our fault. Nobody is to blame Coaches start with me. There's no reason to rush. The ball is so far from the bottom line.
"We made two rebounds from a breakthrough earlier in the game by pushing the pile, and our guys pointed the front right there. Talking about it there on the sideline, we could either go back with it (throwing a hand) or run a sneaker, and we chose to run a sneaker and not have to jump over the top, we had to push it there in the middle. "
Tennessee left Smith guard and center Brandon Kennedy turned to game after game without providing much more clarity.
" I was pulling away from the game, "Smith said." I really didn't know what happened , but it was just miscommunication. I'm not sure (what the conversation was) and I don't want to give details about our calls and nuances about it. But it was miscommunication and we just had to do better on our part our performance. "