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Jones surprises Vols with impromptu scrimmage

August 6th, 2013 1:03 am by Evan woodbery, govolsxtra

Jones surprises Vols with impromptu scrimmage

Tennessee coach Butch Jones instructs the players during practice Saturday in Knoxville. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Amy Smotherman Burgess)

KNOXVILLE — After four consecutive days of practice, Tennessee players might be exhausted, but they certainly aren’t bored.

First-year UT coach Butch Jones has ensured that lethargy won’t set in.

On Monday, he scrapped what players thought were the normal practice plans and called for 11-on-11 team drills. In essence, it was an impromptu scrimmage at the start of practice.

“I don’t believe in being a creature of habit,” Jones said afterward. “You have to change things up. It’s our job as coaches to stimulate our players.”

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