Vols Remain Confident Despite 3-4 Record

Tennessee believes their a good football team, but they’ve struggled to beat good football teams. The Vols lost another late lead on Saturday, falling 19-14 to rival Alabama.

    Every coach wants to see great effort. And the Vols Butch Jones knows he got that from his team against Alabama.
"I thought they played with great competitive grit. Showed great effort. Gave us an opportunity to win the football game."
   Now it’s a matter of Tennessee taking advantage of that opportunity, and sealing that late victory.
Jones-"We play winning football. We put ourselves in position to win football games for 56 minutes. Now how do we continue to elevate our play to finish games off and close games off."
Said linebacker Darrin Kirkland-"Really we just have to make the breaks when they come our way. They’re going to make some plays. We’re going to make some plays. The ball hasn’t fallen our way."
Reporter-"Ya’ll are below five-hundred right now, but you’ve been really close against a lot of top level teams. Just what is the mind-set of this team right now?"
Said receiver Josh Malone-"Confidence level. We feel fine. We’re just taking it one game at a time. We’re just going to keep working and grinding. Keep focusing on getting one percent better."
   One Vol that continues to grind is running back Jalen Hurd.
Jones-"I think Jalen Hurd is one of the best backs in the country. I don’t think he is getting the recognition that he deserves."
    And Coach Jones is just as firm with his stance on kicker Aaron Medley, who missed three field goals against the Tide.
Jones-"We have great confidence in Aaron. He makes those kicks in practice. He’ll get it corrected. He’ll get the details corrected. We’re going to need him down the stretch as well."
  Tennessee kicks against Kentucky at 7:30pm on Saturday night in Lexington.
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