Mar 17, 2013; Bristol, TN, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick (left) speaks with Tennessee Volunteers head football coach Butch Jones before the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Five Questions We Hope Butch Jones DOES Get Asked At SEC Media Days


Yesterday we went over the five questions we hope Butch Jones doesn’t get asked next week at SEC Media Days.

Today we’re going to touch on the five questions we hope Butch Jones does get asked next week.


1. Who will your starting quarterback be against Austin Peay?

Yeah I know, this question has been asked almost every time that Jones has been available to the media, and Jones has pretty much left the question wide open — just like the quarterback competition.

It’s especially wide open since two players, Riley Ferguson and Josh Dobbs, haven’t even seen the practice field yet. But with the season just under two months away, you’ve got to believe that Jones has a good idea in his head of who he wants to see under center on August 31.

You never know, he might just tip his hand a little bit.


2. What’s your favorite thing about Knoxville so far?

A sure fire way to endear yourself to the Tennessee faithful is to show praise and admiration for the city of Knoxville.

It’d be great to hear what some of Butch Jones’ favorite local eats and places to go in Knoxville are.

If Butch Jones can make himself a part of Knoxville, he’ll be taking the first step to ensuring he’s a part of Tennessee Volunteer history years from now.


3. How do you envision the rotation at running back?

The Vols have two running backs, Rajion Neal and Marlin Lane, that are very capable of being starting running backs in the SEC. Combine them with redshirt freshman Alden Hill, and you’ve got a very underrated ground game.

It’d be nice if Jones could give a little insight into how the carries will be split among these three guys, and what he envisions each one’s role being in 2013.


4. How do you plan on dealing with the major losses Tennessee suffered at the wide receiver position?

Tennessee’s passing game was going to look different this season with Butch Jones at the helm, regardless of Justin Hunter or Cordarrelle Patterson returning to school.

With those two leaving, which was a foregone conclusion when the season ended, it will force some guys to step up in 2013.

Returning receivers Alton “Pig” Howard and Vincent Dallas, along with incoming freshman Marquez North, will look to emerge as the next generation of dominant receivers for Tennessee.

Hopefully Jones will give his take on the wide receiver corps, and who he sees being the go to guys in the passing game.


5. What’s your favorite Volunteer tradition?

As you can probably tell, I’m big on college football traditions. To me it’s what makes college football so special.

If Jones was asked this question, it’s likely that he’d be unable to narrow his favorite to just one tradition.

Even if he couldn’t name just one tradition as his favorite, it would be interesting to hear his take on the Tennessee traditions and some of the ones that stick out to him.

As we detailed a couple of weeks ago, the Vols have some of the best traditions in ALL of college football.


SEC Media Days begin on July 16 and run through July 18.

Tennessee’s media day will be July 17.

The Vols will be represented by head coach Butch Jones, offensive lineman Antonio Richardson, offensive lineman Ju’Wuan James and defensive lineman Jacques Smith.



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