You got nothing more than a cursory view of the new guy's background and philosophy as well as his plan for reviving Tennessee football.
One tidbit that stuck with me was prompted by a question about his "system." He would conform it to his personnel, he said.
As simple as that approach sounds, it's not always followed. Some coaches say it but don't practice it. Others are too inflexible or so infatuated with their own precious system, even tweaking it could produce physical pain.
Strict adherence to a system also can be painful, especially for the viewing public. For example, take the most recent UT defense, whose practitioners seemed more confounded by it than their opponents did. The result: the worst defense in school history, and a greater appreciation for previous defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox.
If Jones can at least adapt his schemes to the talents of his new players, the Vols will be ahead of their 2012 pace.
It also should be noted that the UT defense sunk to such depths, almost any change in direction would assure progress for what will be a veteran unit. Having 11 men on the field at all times also would be a nice twist.
I'm more curious about the offense. And not just because UT has a new coach.
Tennessee's receiving corps could be all but wiped out since tight end Mychal Rivera and wide receiver Zach Rogers are seniors; juniors Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson likely will go pro. Also, junior quarterback Tyler Bray is another probable candidate for an early exit.
So the offense would have a different look even if Jones had retained former offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and copied his offense to the letter. But the up-tempo, physical offense that Jones advocates shouldn't vary greatly from what UT is already using, particularly since he will have a capable offensive line to pave the way.
Adapting the system to accommodate a quarterback's skill set can have championship implications. Former UT offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe did that in going from Peyton Manning to Tee Martin. And Tennessee has a national title to show for it.
Jones addressed the versatility of his offense by pointing out that he has employed both running and non-running quarterbacks.
UT fans would welcome a quarterback who can do both.