From here on out, every game left on the Vols schedule is a conference opponent, so now is definitely the time to get Tennessee Volunteers tickets.
Knoxville, Tennessee (PRWEB) October 16, 2013
Head coach Butch Jones’ first season in Knoxville is already halfway complete, but his job is only just beginning.
The new Tennessee Volunteers coach has guided his new team to a 3-3 record through his six games on the job, despite facing one of the most difficult schedules in the nation. He nearly led the Vols to a signature win over No. 6 Georgia, as Tennessee was ultimately defeated 34-31 in overtime.
According to i-Deal Tickets marketing manager Brent Larsen, the squad’s impressive showing against UGA has demand for Tennessee Volunteers tickets building as the team enters the second half of its schedule.
“Butch Jones has certainly brought more respectability to the Volunteers,” Larsen said. “The record may not show it, but the team is playing more consistently than it has in a couple seasons. He has them pointed in the right direction.”
The schedule does not ease up for the Vols in the next month, as they face a brutal four-game stretch: South Carolina, at Alabama, at Missouri, Auburn. Even games against Vanderbilt and Kentucky to close out the season do not offer much of a breather for Tennessee.
“There is never truly a week off during the SEC schedule,” Larsen said. “From here on out, every game left on the Vols schedule is a conference opponent, so now is definitely the time to get Tennessee Volunteers tickets.”
Jones came to Knoxville with a reputation of coaching fast-paced, high-octane offenses. Despite losing three of his top offensive playmakers in QB Justin Worley, WRs Cordarrelle Patterson, and Justin Hunter to the NFL Draft last April, Jones has been able to coax productive play out of his offense.
Rajion Neal has taken the reins as the top running back on the Vols, rushing for 616 yards and seven touchdowns through the first six games of the season. If Neal is able to keep his current pace, he should easily top the 1,000 yard mark on the season. Neal pairs with junior Marlin Lane to form one of the best running back tandems in the conference.
Jones has also been forced to use a number of young players, particularly on the offensive side of the ball. The second half of the schedule is typically when first-year players begin to come into their own at the college level, so expect this young, inexperienced talent to see the field a lot down the stretch.
While A.J. Johnson hasn’t been needed on the offensive side of the ball this season, he continues to be one of the premier linebackers in the country. Through six games, Johnson has racked up a team leading 47 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss, and has matured into a great leader for the defense.
The Vols certainly appreciate having Brian Randolph back in the lineup. The sophomore safety missed nearly the entire 2012 season with a torn ACL, but has come back with a vengeance. He is second on the team with 44 stops, and is leading the team with three interceptions.
Jones has preached patience this season, as he has clearly approached his season with one eye on the future. Fans with Tennessee Volunteers tickets know that any bumps the team encounters this year will pay off immensely down the road as the team grows with Jones and the rest of his staff.
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