Mark Wiedmer: Two wins can save battered Tennessee Vols' season

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones talks to players on the field during the first half against Missouri at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Mo. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee head coach Butch Jones talks to players on the field during the first half against Missouri at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Mo. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

KNOXVILLE — Butch Jones hit the same talking points he has all season Monday.

"The formula for this team to win is pretty simple," said the Tennessee football coach. "We have to overachieve. We aren't going to be, talent-wise, the best team we play."

In rehashing last week's 31-3 loss at Missouri, he added: "We were dominated on both sides of the line of scrimmage. It is what it is. That will not be tolerated here at Tennessee."

Yet he also said, "I'm just as encouraged right now as I've ever been."

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BrassMonkey writes:

Please don't let this turn into Dooley 2.0 I cannot take another 5 years of waiting all day Saturday to watch the Vols play and flat give up.

jandjhome#228397 writes:

A month ago I thought wins over Vandy and Kentucky were a lock, now I am not so sure.

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