Tag Archives: Butch Jones

From Dooley to Jones

Marvin West
Sports

Spring assessment: “We’re really a bad football team. We have a long way to go, we really do. The passing game is terrible from an execution standpoint. The running game is nonexistent, and really, that’s about it. The kickers and punters are below average.”

Scrimmage summation: “We weren’t very good. We were poor in protections. We were poor in routes, we were poor in throws. The passing game didn’t look very good.”

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Guilty: Even if somehow exonerated

Marvin West
Sports

The Title IX lawsuit against the University of Tennessee may bounce around in the courts for three or four years but the preliminary trial is already over.

The university, the athletic department in particular, has lost in the eyes and ears of the general public. The degree of presumed guilt varies. Those who know the least about the case think the transgressions are monumental.

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Letter to Dave and Butch

Marvin West
Sports

Rarely do I receive copies of letters sent to Dave Hart and Butch Jones but I got one from another of the Jones boys, old friend Doug, retired wealth manager, dedicated fan, downtown Ooltewah.

He flattered the powers that be by acknowledging how much they treasure Tennessee tradition and asked that they consider proper recognition of the 50th anniversary of the 1965 football team.

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