WATCH: Tennessee president Randy Boyd has hilarious reaction to fans removing goalposts

On3 imageby:Chandler Vessels10/16/22


Tennessee owes a lot of money after fans stormed the field and took down the goalposts following a 52-49 win against Alabama on Saturday, but president Randy Boyd would gladly pay any price if it meant the Volunteers could do this every season.

Boyd was captured on video taking in the scene as fans removed the goalpost when someone asked him how much he thought the damages from the postgame celebration would cost. To that, he offered a short but humorous answer.

“It doesn’t matter,” Boyd said with a big grin. “We’ll do this every year.”

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On Sunday, the SEC announced that the Volunteers have been fined $100,000 as a result of the field storming. On top of the $100,000 fine, Tennessee officials must also scrounge up the money to replace the goalposts at Neyland Stadium. On Sunday afternoon, the football program tweeted out a request for donations to pay for the replacement goalposts before their next game – which is Saturday versus Tennessee-Martin.

The fund for the goalposts has already received more than $13,000 at the time of this posting.

Saturday’s victory was the first for Tennessee against Alabama in 15 seasons, and a major statement for the program in coach Josh Heupel’s second season. The Volunteers (6-0, 3-0 SEC) moved up to No. 3 in this week’s AP poll as a result, their highest ranking since 2005.

The Volunteers also have a Heisman frontrunner in quarterback Hendon Hooker, who threw for five touchdowns in Saturday’s victory. So far this season, Hooker has thrown for 1,817 yards, rushed for 287 and scored 18 total touchdowns to just one interception.

The Volunteers will hope to get their goalpost situation resolved before they take on Tennessee-Martin at noon ET on Saturday in Knoxville.