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Butch Jones meets with media to open Tennessee spring football

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KNOXVILLE, TN (Times Free Press) -- Butch Jones took the podium in the interview room inside Neyland Stadium on Friday morning and answered questions about his Tennessee football team.

The coach will find out plenty himself over the next month.

The Volunteers begin spring practice on Saturday morning under a new coaching staff, and Jones is looking to set the foundation of the program he took over just three months ago.

"I think the big thing is just developing our overall standard, our standard of play," he said during his pre-practice news conference. "You can't take anything for granted. Today we went out and walked around the practice fields, so when our players hit the ground running tomorrow, they know where we're at, the individual periods, transitions, the standard and expectation by which we're going to first and foremost begin to develop this football team, and that's on the practice field.

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