Tennessee will face different kind of challenge at Florida

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Tennessee coach Butch Jones discusses a play with line judge Rich Troyer during first half of Saturday’s game against Oregon at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore.

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MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL Tennessee coach Butch Jones discusses a play with line judge Rich Troyer during first half of Saturday’s game against Oregon at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore.

Tennessee coach Butch Jones said Saturday that his team was facing the most difficult schedule “in the history of college football.”

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agohn#216569 writes:

3 years away. Not gonna get any prettier the next couple of years. Talent was decimated by coaching turnovers. Butch is doing well with recruits, hopefully he keeps it up. Go Vols...Believe in Orange!

towmater writes:

What happened to the advertisement on this website for the book "Butch: The First Year of the Butch Jones Era"? Sold out, I guess.

jratled1#533186 writes:

in response to towmater:

What happened to the advertisement on this website for the book "Butch: The First Year of the Butch Jones Era"? Sold out, I guess.

Haha! I was thinking about that book as well. Maybe they are revising it to include the first 3 games? That should help sales...

jandjhome#228397 writes:

At the risk of sounding like "wait til next year" we will be a much better team skill wise at this time next year. The skill level of the 2014 class will put them on the field Freshmen or not.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to jandjhome#228397:

At the risk of sounding like "wait til next year" we will be a much better team skill wise at this time next year. The skill level of the 2014 class will put them on the field Freshmen or not.

I agree that the overall depth and experience on the team will be better next year, but please don't forget that the Vols will have to almost completely rebuild BOTH lines for next year, and the schedule is only marginally easier. These two facts alone convince me that the Vols won't really break through, under the best of circumstances, until the 2015 season at least. Until then, about the best they can hope for is perhaps to upset some team looking past them to what they might see as a more dangerous opponent. I'm afraid it will some time before opponents start circling the UT game on their calendars. I believe the players are doing the best they can and I still think CBJ can right the ship in time, but we fans have to be patient enough to GIVE him that time.

goobervol writes:

All of these comments appear so discouraging and self defeating that players who read them will wait one or two years for the "best" recruits before THEY even consider investing in this 2013 team. Shame on all of you. No, we do not have depth, we have a brutal schedule, but we have some future NFL OL and DL and a hell of a bunch of blue collar kids who will work their butts off to win. We NEED a change in qb. who will take charge and accept personal responsibility for his performance. It can happen this week at FL.(and no, I'm not drunk or on drugs.) I BELIEVE in our great vols and CBJ.

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