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No training wheels for Tennessee's Jones at SEC meetings

May 29th, 2013 2:23 pm by john adams, govolsxtra

No training wheels for Tennessee's Jones at SEC meetings

DESTIN, Fla. — Butch Jones attended his first SEC meeting Tuesday afternoon. But the Tennessee football coach didn’t sound like an SEC rookie.

He sounded like all the veteran coaches who have been around the conference block multiple times and know the advantages and challenges that entails.

“The SEC is different in all facets,” Jones said in the corridor of a resort hotel where the conference conducts its spring meetings. “That’s what makes it the best conference in the country.”

SEC commissioner Mike Slive couldn’t have put it better.

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