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

Butch Jones Uses Unorthodox Distractions at Tennessee Vols Practice

New Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones wants to ensure that his team is prepared for everything that comes their way during the upcoming season, so he has called on some unorthodox techniques to get his team ready for their 2013 campaign.

According to, Jones brought a few random distractions to his practice sessions while the offense was driving the ball. Here are some of the interesting choices of distractions from the report:

A baby crying. A siren screeching. An airplane taking off. A car alarm wailing incessantly.

With the offense approaching the end zone, Jones signaled for the noise. It wasn’t crowd noise or heavy metal, as some teams use. It was ear-splitting, annoying and, yes, quite distracting.

The craziest part of Jones’ distractions are that he says he is just getting started.

It’s not exactly a technique that coaches in the past have found useful, but we will see this season whether or not Jones choice of distracting sounds proves to get the Volunteers ready for their upcoming season.

What do you think of Jones’ techniques? Sound off in the comments section and share your thoughts.

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  • bignose1

    So what’s next? Strippers doing pole dances on the goalpost?

    • Josh Sanchez

      That would be one heck of a distraction!

  • Max Powar

    If Tennessee wants to return to prominence, they need to work on getting their defense back to its previously elite ways. That was always the Vol main-stay, defense, and they simply haven’t had it anymore since Chavis left.

    • Zach Ragan

      …and Sal Sunserri did plenty of damage during his time there.

  • Mark Clemens

    I have an even better distraction… BAMA’s “D” breathing down their necks!