YouTube: Tennessee Football Coach Butch Jones: The Era Begins
Jones told his players that he came here to "be the best" and he wanted them to embrace the same "Tennessee swagger."
"You don't know what you have," Jones said. "When you look at the stadium, your facilities, they're the best in the country. You are the best of the best. We're going to act, talk, think like the best, because that's who we are. That's why you came here, and I'll be honest, that's why I came here."
He also echoed some of the same confident lines he used later in front of the media.
"I've been a head coach for six years and I've won four championships, so the program that we have is infallible, if you allow it to work," he said.
Jones told the players he would run a fast-paced but still pro-style offensive attack meant to defeat opponents "physically and psychologically."
He also told his players that his door was always open and they could call on him anytime.
"I can't coach you hard if I don't know you, and I'm going to coach you hard," Jones said. "I'm going to push you everyday."