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12:37: Jones ends the press conference saying that everything his program does is for the personal development of the players.
12:35: Jones: DB Eric Gordon not part of the football team, but part of football program. Jones said he is very close to graduation.
12:33: Photo: Jones speaks to the media.
Butch Jones talks to media
12:32: Everything starts with the head coach and the coaching staff.
12:29: Jones on a special uniform: "That's something that's been important to certain programs ... I respect tradition here at Tennessee ... There may be something coming, but everything we do will respect our traditions at Tennessee."
12:27: Jones: "You talk about relying on individuals, that idea developed in my office with Peyton Manning.
12:25: Jones: "I'll say it: We'll be as good as Dan McCullers goes. It is what it is."
12:23: Jones earlier: "I want a McDonald’s team. You go anywhere in the country and order a number 1 meal, you know what you’re getting."
12:21: Jones: "For this team to excel we have to play great special teams."
12:19: One thing that slipped by that Jones said earlier: "You guys are gonna have to get used to me. I'm going to be here a while."
12:18: Jones: "We may have to rely on some true freshman on the line of scrimmage.
12:15: Jones says that this team has been the fastest of his first year teams to grasp his program. "This team has bought in quicker than the other two."
12:13: Jones on starting quarterback: Not ready to name one yet, looking for an "alpha male," will name one when the opportunity presents itself. Doesn't know when, wants to see what all 4 quarterbacks bring to the table. "If someone distances himself, we'll name a starting quarterback."
12:11: Video: Jones talks to reporters.
12:10: Jones: Not worried about depth chart.
12:09: Jones says he does not know which freshman will play yet, it's an ongoing process.
12:08: Jones: "We are not going to worry about the end results, we can't." Adds the only thing we can control is getting better hour by hour. "Are we going to be the most talented team this season? No we're not. Talent doesn't win championships, teams win championships."
12:05: Jones addresses the media: "I think you can understand that there is a lot of excitement right now starting a new season ... we've had a very productive off season, our players have answered ever challenge we've given them ... and to me before we could even think of winning on the field we had to think off the field ... how we represent this football in class." Adds that week 2 and 3 in training camp will be key, "that's where a team is born."
11:56: Butch Jones is up next.
11:54: Video: Dontavis Sapp and AJ Johnson talk about competition.
AJ Johnson and Dontavis Sapp
11:53: One on one interviews have started.
11:52: Sapp: "I feel like last year statistically we had a bad defense, we had all the players doing things right ... we had a lot of mental errors. With a new staff we trimmed a lot of that down.
11:50: AJ: "Coach Jones came with a lot of passion, that's what you need out on the field ... he wants the best out of all of us ... we are in a new year, a lot of us are coming with more heart."
11:48: Short video of the presser.
Video of preseason presser
11:44: Sapp: "The defense is a lot simpler, they made the concepts a lot easier to grasp ... the speed we are going on is right on."
11:42: AJ on the summer: "It's been a good summer, we've been working hard and everything, it's been one of the best summers since I've been playing football."
11:41: AJ Johnson and Dontavis Sapp are up next.
11:38: Photo: Corey Miller and Brian Randolph.
Corey Miller and Brian Randolph
11:36: One on one interviews have started.
11:36: More from Miller: He says he doesn't pay attention to preseason expectations or "message boards." "We could have won 10 games last year. It's all about finishing in the fourth quarter."
11:35: Corey Miller on difference between this year and last year: "The difference is we have to be driving no matter what."
11:33: Corey Miller on being a senior: "Only seven games left (in Neyland). This is my last go-round, my last chance. We've been through a lot."
11:32: Photo from the earlier one on ones.
Justin Worley's first media scrum
11:29: On the 4-3: Defensive End Corey Miller said the new defense is a better fit for his skills. "The 4-3 is great for me," he said. Adds, "It puts a little more responsibility on our shoulders." Says they're spending a lot more time in the film room, "it's part of the togetherness."
11:26: Randolph on family atmosphere on team: "We trust each other more ... more people have stepped up this year."
11:25: Miller on team family: "We've had cookouts together, we've been rafting together... as far as being a family we've never come this close before."
11:22:Defensive Back Brian Randolph and Defensive End Corey Miller are next up.
11:17: One on one interviews have started.
11:15: Photo: Center James Stone and Quaterback Justin Worley.
Center James Stone and Quaterback Justin Worley
11:14: Stone: "I feel as a team we have fixed our focus ... we are a more cohesive team."
11:13: Another quote that stands out so far: Justin Worley said he expects the quarterback battle to continue into the fall camp. "I think (coach Butch Jones) just wants to see how fall camp plays out. That's his decision to make."
11:11: Offensive lineman James Stone said he feels more pressure because "we're the oldest group on the team." Also says, "We're just focused on the process of Week 1 of camp, and then Week 2, and then Week 3....Everyone wants to win games. That's a goal of ours. To win games, go to a bowl game, win a bowl game."
11:09: Stone on summer training: "I'm very pleased on where they're at ... I'm really happy."
11:06: Center James Stone and Quarterback Justin Worley start the presser. Say they are refining their skills, huge goal of ours is to win games. Say transition hasn't been too drastic, biggest change is up-tempo, terminology.
11:00: The media is gathered for the start of the press conference.