uggs ladies UT Vols players discuss Butch Jones firing
Sunday, Vols kicker Aaron Medley suspected the team would be told Butch Jones had been fired.
News of Jones ouster broke in the morning, and many of the players no doubt had read those reports.
The players received official word at the meeting. Mizzou game action photosJones addressed the team.
came in. He thanked us. He was very personable, Medley said. wish him well. I really do.
Fifth year senior Kendal Vickers saw the entirety of the Jones era unfold. Vickers said that he thought Jones left the program better than he found it.
Tennessee defensive lineman Kendal Vickers (39) celebrates after Tennessee 17 13 win against UMass in Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 23,
2017. (Photo: CALVIN MATTHEIS/NEWS SENTINEL)
Asked what he thought led to this point an in season coaching change Vickers pointed to one possession losses to Florida, South Carolina and Kentucky.
A blowout loss finished off the Jones era, though. Tennessee fell 50 17 to Missouri on Saturday.
was unfortunate that it had to happen at this point in the season, Vickers said. is what it is at this moment. We got to keep pushing forward. going to push you. He let you know when you doing good. He let you know when you messing up. That a great quality he has. He a great motivator. He a great person. And I know he going to get everybody 100 percent game when the time comes. did. He a real personable guy. He old fashioned. He not into technology, so he talks to you face to face a lot. Every time you walk by,
he not going to just walk by without saying something. This is his first time in the head chair since then.