As the first day of the SEC media day is over, the focus shifts to Tennessee head coach Butch Jones.
Many fans and spectators may think that if the Vols do not perform this season, then Jones could find himself on the hot seat.
Last season, Tennessee finished 8-4 overall with surprising losses to South Carolina and Vanderbilt.
But during Jones’ press conference he made sure to stress that the Vols will not be hindered by veterans leaving and moving on to the NFL.
“This is the best collective leadership we’ve had in our program to date,” Jones said in a statement from an online source.
He also announced that he will not announce a quarterback until he feels ‘the time is right.”
Currently, junior Quinten Dormady and redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano are fighting it out.
The SEC media days will continue through Thursday.
— Jess Westendorf