First, yes he can still be saved. In fact, assuming that Tennessee neither want to pay to buy him / his staff out, nor will want to fork out the kind of money that this next coach will likely cost - I'd say that he's still reasonably safe, as there are still many in positions of authority and/or great influence who at least remain willing to let the season play out, specifically in the hope that he turns 2017 around. So, how to save himself? 1. A win over Bama will just about do it, alone. Unlikely, sure. But no more unlikely than Jones' Tennessee team taking the lead with 2 minutes to play a few years ago, and in Tuscaloosa no less. 2. He could still lose to UGA, Bama and possibly even LSU - beating USC, Vandy, Mizzou, and UK (and team's with such a wide disparity in overall talent, as these four have to TN, do not routinely beat teams of superior talent - no matter how inept the coaching) and keep his job. Admittedly, if he loses to UGA at home, and especially if it's via a lopsided score, it might get squirrelly....but he's unlikely to be fired even after a UGA loss, barring even a final spread of 50+ points and clear and convincing evidence that he's irrevocably lost the team and/or the fans (ie players start to quit, attendance falls to 70k, etc.). 3. If he beats UGA at home, the Florida game will be forgotten (just as it was 2 years ago), and he'll be back on even ground, for the rest of the season. He would then easily survive losing to BOTH Bama and LSU, and only losing to one of the other four (UK, Vandy, USC, Mizzou) would put him in any danger. 4. Keep up the best recruiting class in the SEC, and work to keep the current players on the roster (ie Guarabtano, Byrd, etc.). 5. Avoid any off-the-field silliness and AA trouble. This UGA game is HUGE - as I think it's his make or break game. Win it, and the flooding will stop. Lose it, and he'll take another sizable hit amidship - but he can still survive it, by praying for and hitting a miracle in Tuscaloosa, or by slowly feasting on the lesser 4. He may ultimately be gone....but I don't think it's at all for certain, in fact quite the contrary, and that he's STILL more likely to be back in 2018, than not.