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]