KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — On the heels of playing in the biggest college football game ever, Tennessee coach Butch Jones is open to the idea of participating in another marquee matchup inside Bristol Motor Speedway in the future.
In front of an announced attendance of 156,990, the Volunteers scored 31 unanswered points to rout Virginia Tech 45-24 at the “Battle at Bristol.” Nearly 75,000 fans showed up for Tennessee’s “Vol Walk.”
“I would be in favor of repeating it somewhere down the road,” Jones said Wednesday during the SEC Teleconference.
“In a few years. I do think it’s going to be an environment and a situation that’s going to be really, really challenging to duplicate. We play at a great venue at Neyland Stadium and playing home games are very, very special here, but just all the hard work and effort (for) Bristol, it took three years of planning.
“Like I said, they looked at everything from A to Z. … I wouldn’t be opposed to it a few years down the road, but I know something like that takes years and years of planning.”