KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — It’s easy to forget just how low Tennessee football had sunk before Coach Butch Jones was hired after the 2012 season.
Not only had the Vols won just two of their previous 16 SEC games and not been to a bowl in three years, but the talent on the team was suspect.
Four years later, Tennessee has six players on the brink of being selected into the NFL draft — after none the past two seasons — and the quarterback from Jones’ first signing class was featured on the “Gruden’s QB Camp” show.
Jones was present for Josh Dobbs’ appearance on the show, taking notes on some of the concepts former NFL Super Bowl coach Jon Gruden was laying out for his former quarterback.
Jones was also on the SEC Network on Monday night, having attended a Tennessee softball game against Alabama to support co-head coaches Ralph and Karen Weekly.
Mike Griffith and WNML’s Josh Ward discuss the impact of Jones’ television appearances, and how the image of Tennessee football program has changed in his four years as head coach.