Analysis: What if Guarantano had reacted differently to his coach's facemask tug?

Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano (2) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

KNOXVILLE - A lot of people saw the "tug" Saturday night and were still talking about it on Monday.

Late in Tennessee's 35-13 loss to top-ranked Alabama, Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt appeared to tug at the facemask of Jarrett Guarantano after the junior quarterback appeared to have gone off-script on a play-call at the goal line on fourth down. The play appeared to be a run going to the left side of the line but instead, Guarantano chose to keep the ball and leap over the pile in an attempt to score.

In what could only be compared to a "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" episode when Carlton stole the ball from Will and hoisted a game-winning shot at the basket - only to miss the rim and the entire backboard completely - Guarantano's leap fell short.