BRYAN, Texas - The Tennessee Volunteers will start a new chapter in their football history this season with Butch Jones taking over as the team's head coach. Jones is replacing Derek Dooley who went 16-21 in three season as the head coach at Tennessee. Jones came from the University of Cincinnati where he went 23-14 in three season as the Bearcats head coach.
Tennessee is looking to get back on a winning track and back to their tradition of success. The Volunteers have won six National Titles. The program's 799 wins is eighth best among Football Bowl Subdivision teams. Tennessee offensive lineman Ja'Wuan James says the Vols are underdogs right now but this year's team is trying to change that. "Tennessee will always be a very prideful place just based off tradition, the rich tradition that they have but I feel like it is our job and my job as a senior right now to try to bring that back and Coach Jones is definitely all about that. He is all about the tradition, all about trying to get us back to where we need to be."
Tennessee will open the 2013 season August 31 against Austin Peay at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville.