Monday, March 31, 2014

Butch Jones Faces Dearth Of Tennessee Seniors In 2014.

Butch Jones. Via

From "The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer" department comes this admission from Tennessee head coach Butch Jones, who goes into year two as head coach of the Volunteers with only 13 seniors returning for "Team 118" (a reference to the 118th season of Vols' football).

“I knew right away when I studied the roster that we were in trouble in Year 2 in terms of depth and experience,” Jones said. “We had to make a commitment in recruiting. We have to get back to attracting the top-level offensive and defensive linemen to the University of Tennessee. We’ve had them. You look at all the great offensive and defensive linemen who played here, and now the opportunity to play early and at an institution that has that tradition in the line of scrimmage is as great as it’s ever been.” 

Tennessee went 5-7 in Jones' first year as the Volunteers' head coach. The Vols' last winning season was in 2009, under then-head coach Lane Kiffin.

(via ESPN)

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