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Vols' Butch Jones expects Florida Gators to be among SEC's best

The SEC spring meetings enter Day 2 in Destin.

Matt Baker | Tampa Bay Times

The SEC spring meetings enter Day 2 in Destin.

DESTIN - While the Tennessee-Florida rivalry remains a talking point among fans (and players from both programs), it's not on Volunteers coach Butch Jones' radar.

"No one game is more important than the other," Jones said during the SEC's spring meetings. "I know the fans get into it and all of this, but when you go through a long season of SEC play, every game is critical because of the competency of the teams, the coaches, all of that. It's the reason why it's the best football conference in the country."

Jones said he hasn't even considered how big it would be for the Vols to break an 11-game losing streak to the Gators. Jones did say, however, that he expects UF to be strong this fall.

"They'll be one of the best teams if not the best team in our conference, when you look at their defense, when you look at their returning starters," Jones said.


[Last modified: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 10:32am]


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