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Majors: Vols have got a good one in Jones

August 12th, 2013 5:59 pm by Mike Organ, The tennessean

Majors: Vols have got a good one in Jones

Former UT football coach Johnny Majors laughs as he and John Seigenthaler, left, tell old stories at the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville on Monday. (The Tennessean/Larry McCormack)

NASHVILLE — Johnny Majors knows a good football coach when he sees one and in Butch Jones he says Tennessee has a good one.

Jones is, in fact, the best the Vols have had in a long time, according to Majors, who coached at UT from 1977-92.

“I guarantee you it will be a better-coached football team than what’s been up there in eight or 10 years; probably 10 years at least,” Majors said. “Butch Jones is going to get it done; you mark this down on August the 12th. John Majors doesn’t know all, but John Majors can tell you who can coach and who cannot coach and Butch Jones can coach.”

Majors, 78, was in Nashville on Monday to provide more of his collection of paraphernalia from his time as a UT player and coach to the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

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