Butch Jones Post-Spring SEC Conference Call Transcript

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones addressed the media on Wednesday as part of the SEC Football Teleconference. Here’s what he had to say:

(Opening Statement):
I thought we had an extremely productive spring and made great progress as we continue to develop this overall team’s identity and style of play. We had to focus on the small details and really figure out what does it take to play winning football at your position individually and collectively. Fifty percent of our players were going through spring for the first time. We are still dealing with the realities of building a football program in an elite conference, but I thought out players were very focused.

As we continue to move forward, this summer is going to be very big for our overall development in all phases. I thought our program benefited from 14 newcomers. I thought they brought a whole other level of energy and competition and that competitive culture that we speak about each and every day. I thought we took tremendous strides improving as a football team and as a football program.

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