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Jeremy Pruitt Grabs His Quarterback's Facemask In Frustration vs. Alabama

Jeremy Pruitt looks onto the field during a Tennessee game. He finds himself on the hot seat after a poor start.

KNOXVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Jeremy Pruitt of the Tennessee Volunteers on the sidelines during the first half of the game between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee won the game 24-7. (Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images)

On Saturday night, the Alabama Crimson Tide hosted the Tennessee Volunteers in a battle of SEC programs on different tiers.

The Tide entered the game as heavy favorites and looked ready to run away with the game. However, star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa left the game with an apparent ankle injury, opening the door for Tennessee.

Trialing 28-13, the Volunteers were on the one-yard line and looked ready to cut Alabama's lead to just a touchdown.

Quarterback Jarrett Guarantano - who came in for an injured Brian Maurer - jumped over a pile of defenders and attempted to put the ball over the goal line.

Unfortunately, he fumbled without crossing the line first and the Crimson Tide returned it all the way to the house for a 35-13 lead.

Head coach Jeremy Pruitt was livid with his quarterback and let his emotions get the best of him.

He grabbed Guarantano's facemask in disgust.

Back in the day this kind of behavior might have been okay from a head coach.

However, in today's climate, this is a major no-no on the field. It's a bad look for the head coach and a bad look for the program as a whole.

Stay tuned for the latest from the game.