KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Coach Butch Jones has a souped-up offense at Tennessee, and according to the Knoxville News Sentinel, a sports car to match.
Jones appeared at Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville on Friday, according to News Sentinel reporter Grant Ramey.
“Kids judge you by your car,” Jones told the Knoxville newspaper. “It’s crazy.”
The News Sentinel reported that Jones drives a $221,580 Mercedes-Benz SLS, a car featuring a V-8 engine and gull-wing doors.
Jones said driving the impressive German car is part of building an image at the University of Tennessee.
“It’s crazy, but that’s the world we live in, selling (and) trying to create those impressions,” Jones told the Knoxville News Sentinel. “So that’s very important.”
Jones referenced a feature that the SEC Network did on his particular Mercedes-Benz, which goes from 0-to-60 mph in under four seconds and tops out near 200, according to listed specs.