GVX Audio: Gary Pinkel says, 'Unfortunately for SEC East,' Butch Jones will succeed at UT

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel watches during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Missouri won 51-28. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel watches during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Missouri won 51-28. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said he doesn't know Tennessee coach Butch Jones very well, but his track record convinces him that he'll be successful in Knoxville

"Unfortunately for me and the rest of the guys in the East, I think he'll do a great job," Pinkel said Tuesday on the News Sentinel Sports Page.

The Vols (4-4, 1-3 SEC) play the Tigers (7-1, 3-1) on Saturday (TV: ESPN, 7 p.m.) at Faurot Field in Columbia.

After an injury-riddled SEC debut in 2012, Mizzou was unbeaten until a double-overtime loss to South Carolina on Saturday.

"Stay healthy," said Pinkel, when asked what he's learned since coming to the SEC. "Other that that, we didn't change anything."

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Alpha-Snail writes:

The Vol Nation sees light at the end of the tunnel. Pinkel knows its freight train.

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