Real-time updates: Tennessee coach Butch Jones spring press conference

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Butch Jones addresses members of the media after he is introduced as the new football coach at Tennessee on Dec. 7 in the Peyton Manning Locker Room at Neyland Stadium.

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AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL Butch Jones addresses members of the media after he is introduced as the new football coach at Tennessee on Dec. 7 in the Peyton Manning Locker Room at Neyland Stadium.

Tennessee football coach Butch Jones will meet the media today at 11:30 a.m. to preview the Vols’ spring practice season, which gets underway on Saturday morning.

Jones is expected to confirm several position changes as Tennessee transitions back to a 4-3 defense.

New running backs coach Robert Gillespie, offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian, defensive coordinator John Jancek and three players will also meet with reporters today.

Follow along below for instant updates throughout the next hour as Jones details his spring practice plans. Then check back later in the afternoon for full coverage, including video, from today’s press conference.

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Comments » 8

thevoice writes:

I think we may have our starting QB.

antonio14313 writes:

i always thought devrin young was a WR anyway. go vols!

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BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

This sounds much more organized than in recent years..I'm really interested to see this team play the O/W game as well.GBO!!

BrassMonkey writes:

I will be thrilled with a .500 season out of this year's team. After the mismanagement of the Dooley era anything will be better.

FearTheVols1252 writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

This sounds much more organized than in recent years..I'm really interested to see this team play the O/W game as well.GBO!!

I don't know about how organized he is compared to the last regime, but what I do like is that he's trying to install a system that will teach these kids how to win... something Dooley wasn't able to ccomplish. Whether or not CBJ's approach works remains to be seen.

MilitaryBrat writes:

in response to FearTheVols1252:

I don't know about how organized he is compared to the last regime, but what I do like is that he's trying to install a system that will teach these kids how to win... something Dooley wasn't able to ccomplish. Whether or not CBJ's approach works remains to be seen.

Your post is a perfect example of how you can express your concerns without being overly negative like the trolls on here.

Cautiously Optimistic

Shake_Bake writes:

CBJ has been handed one the most difficult schedules in college football next year! And he inherits a team that has decent, but not great talent. He and his Staff do not have an easy job. It will be interesting to see how they approach this, and how they adapt and change as the season unfolds. One way or the other, I will still bleed orange and white! GBO!!

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

in response to FearTheVols1252:

I don't know about how organized he is compared to the last regime, but what I do like is that he's trying to install a system that will teach these kids how to win... something Dooley wasn't able to ccomplish. Whether or not CBJ's approach works remains to be seen.

It has worked at two prior stops, and there is no reason to think he can't be successful in the SEC..The MAC was where Saban and Meyer cut their teeth.

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