Butch Jones plans to ramp up team's toughness after showing at Missouri

Vols are not 'going to be soft' is promise

Butch Jones plans to ramp up team's toughness after showing at Missouri

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Pedestrians passing by Haslam Field on Johnny Majors Drive are accustomed to hearing the observational wit of Tennessee coach Butch Jones radiating from within the gated walls of the practice fields.

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Comments » 5

volbald writes:

Isn't it a little late in the season for the O-line to be committing itself to "hitting hard" during a ball game. If both the offensive and defensive units had played with the intensity they displayed during the UGA game, UT wouldn't have been embarrassed last Sat. night. Got to get better if UT goes to a bowl game. Go Vols!

dukdynstyluvr writes:

5 future NFL starters on the O-line? Wow...Missouri's D-line must be monsters!

maciste54 writes:

I kind of feel the o line believed all the preseason hype and pats on the back and then forgot they had to live up to it on the field. Stacking against the run on Auburn will provide opportunity for big plays in the passing game. Saw Oklahoma and Texas do this years ago. The crowd and the team better show up early. If the Vols get behind early the crowd may sit on their hands. That can't happen if they have any chance for the upset.

SummerfieldVol writes:

I think this offensive line and defensive line has a big case of want to's. Want to hustle the entire game , want to put out 100%, I think they are thinking about tomorrow and the NFL. Yes if we can run it makes it a whole lot easier to throw. It is time for this team to live up to it's hype. I am speaking of the line of scrimmage. Who controls the line of scrimmage controls the ball game.

psychovol2 writes:

Last two weeks TN tough has been wearing a tutu. Imagine Tiny in that, I already have after two false starts by him and six total for the O-line. The D-line was wearing something even less masculine like skorts or capris.

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