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Butch Jones earns a B+ rating by Athlon's mid-season report card

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Tennessee placekicker Michael Palardy (1) hugs Tennessee head coach Butch Jones after Tennessee beat South Carolina 23-21 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Photo by Adma Lau/News Sentinel Tennessee placekicker Michael Palardy (1) hugs Tennessee head coach Butch Jones after Tennessee beat South Carolina 23-21 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Photo by Adma Lau/News Sentinel
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Butch Jones earns a B+ rating by Athlon's mid-season report card

Athlon Sports has released it's mid-season report card for the 31 new coaches in college football's top level, and Tennessee's Butch Jones came out in the top fourth.

Of Jones, who ranked seventh, with a B+ rating, the writers said:

"Even though Tennessee's record is just 4-3, there are plenty of signs the program is on the right track. The Volunteers took Georgia to overtime on Oct. 5 and followed up that performance with an upset victory over South Carolina last Saturday. Tennessee's offense is starting to show some signs of life, and the Volunteers rank second in the SEC with a +4 in turnover margin. The upcoming schedule isn't easy, but Tennessee should play in a bowl this year."

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