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David Climer: Butch Jones quickly wins over UT fans

May 24th, 2013 10:20 am by David Climer, The Tennessean

David Climer: Butch Jones quickly wins over UT fans

Wanting to meet as many fans as he could, UT football coach Butch Jones stops to shake the hand of William Burgess as he walks intothe downtown Hilton during the Tennessee football staff's recruiting celebration trip across the state of Tennessee from Mem

FRANKLIN — He hasn’t won (or lost) a game as Tennessee Vols coach yet, but Butch Jones is being treated like a conquering hero.

Part of this is due to Jones’ friendly, accommodating nature. And part of it is due to Vols fans’ thirst for a fresh start after three straight losing seasons and four in the past five years.

That’s why all eyes were on Jones at the Big Orange Caravan stop at The Factory at Franklin on Thursday evening. UT football has fallen on hard times, and Jones is entrusted with returning it to past glory.

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