Vols prep for first home game against Oklahoma


KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Ahead of the Vols first home game, head coach Butch Jones addresses the media on preparations for the big game.

On Monday, Josh Dobbs, Alvin Kamara and Cameron Sutton joined Jones in the weekly press conference.



The Volunteers picked up a 59-30 win over the Bowling Green Falcons Saturday in Nashville.

“We have to have a consistent mindset,” said Dobbs. “We had a great approach last week.”

“It’s not about explosive plays,” added Sutton. He believes the team has to fly around more.


Jones says the team needs to make great strides from game one to game two.

“I thought the players did a very good job taking care of the football,” he said. “Every player has to have the mindset beginning today that we’re going to improve and get better.”

Jones also told the media roles are starting to be defined on Team 119.

“We have a number of players who were role players that now become every down players,” said Jones.

On Saturday, the University of Tennessee will take on the University of Oklahoma at Neyland Stadium. The game will begin at 6 p.m.

“They’re a big physical team,” said Kamara. “This week will be as big as far as preparation goes.”

Jones told the media he believes Oklahoma is a top five football team and he has a lot of respect for head coach Bob Stoops.

In a press conference last week, Jones announced Checker Neyland will return for the first home game.

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A group of fans designed the website when the Volunteers played Florida last year.

“Our student body has been exceptional, and we’re part of them,” said Jones. “They’re peers.”

Attendees can visit the website, enter their seat and row and the website will tell fans what color to wear on game day.




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