Oct 19, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones (left) talks with South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier (right) prior to the game at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee coach Butch Jones looks to Alabama for inspiration

Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones scored the first signature win of his Tennessee coaching career over the weekend when his squad beat the favored South Carolina Gamecocks 23-21. With his team about to face the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide this Saturday, Jones spoke with reporters about how he admires the program Nick Saban has built in Tuscaloosa:

I think the one thing they can say about their program is it is what we are building here at Tennessee, it is based on competition, it is a competitive environment every day when you walk in there, that is what we are building here at Tennessee. I don’t see weaknesses, I see a great football team, that are extremely well coached and well disciplined (UT Sports).

The Volunteers will have their work cut out for them against an Alabama squad with the top-ranked scoring defense in the nation. The Tide, however, will be without strong safety Vinnie Sunseri, who will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

[Source: UT Sports]

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