KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Butch Jones has said from the start of fall camp that every snap and repetition at practice matters, and that’s more true now than ever.
The season is closing in on Tennessee football’s Team 121, and the Vols still have plenty of work to do and challenges ahead.
Jones faces a dilemma of sorts: The fifth-year coach knows his team needs scrimmage work, but he also needs his team as close to full health as possible when facing Georgia Tech in the opener on Sept. 4.
A rash of injuries on the offensive line — specifically at right tackle — has Jones pondering canceling a fall scrimmage rather than put more players at risk for injury.
The game with the Yellow Jackets arguably is the biggest of Jones’ career to date, as it will set the tone for a pivotal season in Tennessee football.
WNML’s Josh Ward and SEC Country’s Mike Griffith discuss the issues Jones faces in today’s podcast.