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There is no shortage of support for Tennessee Vols coach Rick Barnes

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Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes may not have the record he’d like in March. However, he certainly has plenty of respect from his peers and the basketball media that have covered him during the Vols’ SEC championship run.

Barnes and the Vols secured a regular season championship on Wednesday with a 63-59 win over South Carolina with another game still on the docket, a home game against Kentucky on Saturday.

Here is what was trending on social media after the Vols took home the regularnseason crown. 

Tennessee head football coach Josh Heupel was one of the first to pass along the kudos.

ESPN analyst Jimmy Dykes was quick to pile on the praise:

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Fellow ESPN analyst Fran Frashcilla offered some insight into Barnes’ most recent accomplishment:

Sports Animal talk-show host and Off The Hook write Josh Ward laid out what all the season has meant for Barnes:

Former Vol center Steve Hamer didn’t hold back on his praise:

Lastly, Barnes offered his locker-room response to the Vols’ monumental win:

Tennessee closes the regular season with a home game against Kentucky at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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