Tennessee football coach Butch Jones will be one of six SEC coaches to go through the ESPN “carwash” on Tuesday.
The carwash is a metaphor for the whirlwind of interviews that coaches endure while spending the day at the sports network’s Bristol, Conn., headquarters.
Jones will be joined by Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, Auburn’s Gus Malzahn, Florida’s Will Muschamp, South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier and Kentucky’s Mark Stoops.
ESPN had exclusive access to coaches during last week’s SEC Media Days, so it’s unclear what might be asked just a few days later.
One festering argument leftover from last week might be the mini-feud between Malzahn and Bielema over fast-paced offenses. Bielema believes fast-paced offenses increase the risk of player injuries, while Malzahn dismissed the idea.
UT said Jones would participate in a live chat on ESPN.com at 11 a.m. and participate in a live television interview on ESPNews at 2:40 p.m. Taped interviews from earlier in the day will air on College Football Live at 3:30 p.m. and Highly Questionable at 4 p.m. Jones will also sit down for interviews with College GameDay, Recruiting Nation and various ESPN reporters to be aired or published at an undetermined time.