It hasn’t been a fun time for Tennessee recently. But Vols coach Butch Jones certainly wants to see his players having fun.
Teams around sports are beginning to track high-fives and fist bumps, as new research is proving that players that do this more frequently are more successful. That’s why the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks do it. As do the Phoenix Suns.
Now, Jones wants the Vols to join in on the high-fiving craze, based off what he said during Wednesday’s press conference, when he brought up the Wall Street Journal’s report on the Mavericks.
Butch just cited a Wall Street Journal report that proves teams that have more high-fives and chest bumps win more games.
— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) November 2, 2016
Since the Vols began the season 5-0, they’ve lost three consecutive games — to Texas A&M, Alabama and South Carolina.
The losses to the Crimson Tide and Aggies were more understandable, as they make up half of the Top 4 in the first College Football Playoff rankings. But the upset loss to the Gamecocks was a shocker.
The Vols are looking to get back on track this week when they host non-conference Tennessee Tech. Saturday’s game is set to kick off at 4 p.m. ET on SEC Network.