Twitter Reacts To Controversial Forward Progress Call In Overtime

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    Tennessee lost its 2021 season finale Thursday afternoon, falling to Purdue in overtime, 48-45. What was a wild, awesome and back-and-forth game ended in controversy as a forward progress whistle turned a Tennessee touchdown into a turnover on downs in overtime.

    College football fans, reporters, referees and former Tennessee players all took to Twitter to express frustration or support with the controversial whistle.

    Former NFL Tight End Jacob Tamme

    ESPN Personality Paul Finebaum

    ESPN Personality And Former Florida Quarterback Tim Tebow

    Former Titans’ Linebacker Keith Bullock

    ESPN Host Elle Duncan

    Former Tennessee Cornerback Emmanuel Moseley

    Former Tennessee Linebacker Quart’e Sapp

    Fox Sports’ Aaron Torres

    ESPN’s Field Yates

    Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd

    SEC Network’s Peter Burns

    Former Tennessee linebacker Daniel Bituli

    Former NFL Official Terry McAulay

    Barstool Sports Dan “Big Cat” Katz

    Athlon Sports’ Kevin McGuire

    Chattanooga Times Free Press’ Stephen Hargis

    Former Tennessee Basketball Star And Current Nashville Radio Host Ron Slay

    Former NFL Receiver Chad Johnson

    Yahoo Sports’ Dan Wolken

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.