Vols Football Brings High Expectations on Big Orange Caravan Stop in Chattanooga
Chattanooga-(WDEF) During the Big Orange Caravan stop in Chattanooga on Thursday, Vols Athletic Director Dave Hart announced that season ticket sales for football are on a record pace.
Now Coach Jones hopes to deliver on a record-setting year.
We had mood lighting for the Big Orange Caravan stop at the Chattanoogan.
And you can bet the mood of Vols fans this year will be brighter than any shade of orange because UT should be favored to win the SEC East after a 9-4 record last year.
Said head coach Butch Jones-“When you’re at Tennessee, you always have high expectations. That doesn’t change every year. We have worked hard to put ourselves into these conversations, but really they don’t mean anything. The predictions are really based on the performance of last year’s football team, which was team 119, and how they finished. Team 120 has not taken one snap yet.”
Jones is quick to snap when asked about the Battle at Bristol game with Virginia Tech because it’s not Tennessee’s opener.
Reporter-“People are talking about Bristol? Are you thinking about it?”
Said Jones-“No. I’m thinking about App State. This is a talented football team that we are going to have to play. I believe they have won 18 out of their last 19 games.”
Vols quarterback Josh Dobbs may now be the most interesting man in the world.
He’s doing a summer internship with an engineering firm in Montreal.
Said Jones-“I know Josh will be ready to go. I know he’ll be working out while he’s in Montreal as well.”
New juco defensive tackle Jonathan Kongbo might need to intern with Coach Jones this summer.
He has been calling out rivals on twitter. Not surprisingly, those tweets have been deleted.
Said Jones-“He understands. He gets it. Really what he was trying to say was he was excited to get going and start working at Tennessee when he gets here.”