Butch Jones addresses state of Tennessee football program

The Tennessee Volunteers football program has been in the news for all of the wrong reasons recently, with sexual assault allegations hanging over its head and the recent arrest of defensive tackle Alexis Johnson.

As one would expect following so much negative attention, head coach Butch Jones was asked about the current state of the program.

According to Jones, the culture of the Vols is heading in the right direction and he is confident in the players he currently has within his organization.

“We’ve worked very hard to build our culture. We’ll continue to defend it, but we’re very proud of what we have here,” Jones said.

“We take all accusations very seriously. Can we continue to improve? Yeah — just like any team, company or organization. But we’ve come — our players have done a great job and we have great people here at Tennessee.

“The people that know us, they know our football program. They understand what’s going on here with all the positivity. They understand that. We just have to continue to work and grow and get better and let it galvanize us closer as a football team and a football program. People who understand what we’re all about, they understand that we have a good culture in place.”

While Jones was happy to answer that question, he would not comment on Johnson’s situation because it is an ongoing legal process.

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