Butch Jones has spoken at dozens of meetings, met thousands of fans, built the foundation of an elite recruiting class and conducted nearly 50 practices during the spring and summer.
But this week, the new Tennessee football coach will be on the sidelines for his first real game at Neyland Stadium.
It’s finally football time in Tennessee. If attendance at the spring game in April (61,000) and an open practice two weeks ago (39,000) is any indication, fans are hungry for the Butch Jones era to begin.
IN THIS SPECIAL PACKAGE
UT football beat writer Evan Woodbery and photojournalist Saul Young traveled to Jones’ hometown of Saugatuck, Mich., to learn how the picturesque village on the shores of Lake Michigan shaped Jones’ career.
Columnist Mike Strange looks at Jones’ brick-by-brick philosophy.
Columnist John Adams questions whether Butch Jones has had enough time to end the Vols' losing ways.
Our college preview section is packed with news, notes and numbers, including a comprehensive preview of the Vols’ 2013 season.
In Sunday Life, reporter Meghan Davis talks to Jones’ wife, Barbara, about her family’s transition to Knoxville.
Butch: The first year of the Butch Jones era at the University of Tennessee
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