Butch Jones said there’s no such thing as an ugly win, and he’s not going to apologize for a victory. We’ll say it for him…That was ugly.
Give Jones and the staff credit for keeping their composure late and finding a way to get the win, because a loss could’ve been disastrous. But that looked like a team that wasn’t particularly inspired to play, and a squad that didn’t have a ton of answers against a Sun Belt team. Getting the win saves them from “F” territory, but it was bad, no question. The staff has a week to rebound and get ready for a more talented opponent in Bristol.