Tennessee announces 2014 spring football practice dates

University of Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones conducts his first spring practice at Haslam Field on Saturday, March 9, 2013. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

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University of Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones conducts his first spring practice at Haslam Field on Saturday, March 9, 2013. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

Tennessee will practice eight times in March and six times in April before finishing the spring season with the Orange and White Game on April 12.

UT announced the full spring schedule on Friday.

The Vols will open spring football on March 7 and practice four more times on the 8th, 11th, 13th and 14th before taking a recess for spring break. Tennessee resumes on March 27, 29 and 30. The spring season concludes with practices on April 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 10.

The spring game is at 3 p.m. on the April 12 at Neyland Stadium.

Other important dates include the annual NFL Pro Day on April 2 and the spring coaches clinic on April 3-5.

Times and other details were not announced. A portion of spring practice is generally open to the media, but all practices are closed to the public.

Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him on Twitter.

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Comments » 5

mostrevd#1340221 writes:

Coach 'em up good, Butch. Let's get this thing going. High hopes for team #118!!!

BrassMonkey writes:

Butch Jones is 55-34 overall as a head coach. Anyone who studies stats will know that about the best we can expect is him to 6 out of every 10 games. This will not be good enough. He only has one year on his resume with a .8 or better win percentage. Why will he be able to parlay his past mediocrity into success in the SEC?

MooseandSquirrelVol writes:

in response to BrassMonkey:

Butch Jones is 55-34 overall as a head coach. Anyone who studies stats will know that about the best we can expect is him to 6 out of every 10 games. This will not be good enough. He only has one year on his resume with a .8 or better win percentage. Why will he be able to parlay his past mediocrity into success in the SEC?

Because there are three kinds of false-hoods.
Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics.

BrassMonkeys are well known for using all 3 liberally.

Snapshot writes:

in response to BrassMonkey:

Butch Jones is 55-34 overall as a head coach. Anyone who studies stats will know that about the best we can expect is him to 6 out of every 10 games. This will not be good enough. He only has one year on his resume with a .8 or better win percentage. Why will he be able to parlay his past mediocrity into success in the SEC?

So you think him winning conference championships at both of his previous jobs was "mediocre"?

Did you happen to see the recruiting class he just signed? I don't know if you are just a troll, or are genuinely ignorant about football. Probably a little of both.

tnvol16 writes:

in response to BrassMonkey:

Butch Jones is 55-34 overall as a head coach. Anyone who studies stats will know that about the best we can expect is him to 6 out of every 10 games. This will not be good enough. He only has one year on his resume with a .8 or better win percentage. Why will he be able to parlay his past mediocrity into success in the SEC?

Nick Saban was 51-30-1 after 7 years as head coach. Based upon your assertion, we should expect Butch to win 80% of his games and win 4 National Championships over the next 11 seasons.

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