HOOVER, Ala. — Butch Jones says Tennessee’s relevance is “what you make of it,” and he chooses to embrace the program’s high expectations.
“It’s a sign of respect and how far we’ve come in three short years, and that was my message to my coaching staff …. we’ve worked extremely hard, and you earn everything that you get,” Jones said Tuesday at SEC Media Days at the Wynfrey Hotel. “But it is great to have Tennessee talked about, because that’s why you come and coach and play at Tennessee.
“You’re expected to win and compete for championships and play at a high level. The thing we have to do is focus on winning the day. You have to work every day to be better, and then you see where it goes.”
Jones also spent part of his presentation with the Tennessee beat writers extolling the virtues of rising senior quarterback Josh Dobbs in the video featured above.