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Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Tennessee's Butch Jones says the Vols are more equipped to handle expectations and make the plays in the close games they didn't make a year ago.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Tennessee's Butch Jones talks about what he and the Vols learned a year ago that should help them in close games this season.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tennessee coach Butch Jones wants senior Joshua Dobbs to become a "CEO quarterback" this season. "Understanding that a check-down might be your only option, or it's third-and-long and a throwaway is the best play because it's your only play," Jones said. "He's done a good job of managing the game, and we're going to need more of that from him."

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Butch Jones praises Dobbs' 'constant growth, maturity' (0:40)
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LSU, Tennessee biggest storylines in SEC (1:05)
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College football's 10 unbreakable records

It's true that records are made to be broken, but these 10 might as well be written in ink. But ... if any players or team can come close to breaking them, it's these guys.

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SEC media predicts an Alabama three-peat

Alabama and Tennessee are picked as the favorites to meet in the title game, but the SEC writers' poll has been known to be wrong most of the time.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Tennessee and Washington are both getting a ton of preseason love, to the point that some have suggested the Vols and Huskies could be dark-horse College Football Playoff contenders. Both teams, though, are dragging around long losing streaks to rivals that they will need to snap to make a realistic run. Tennessee has lost 11 straight to Florida and Washington 12 straight to Oregon. Which of those droughts has the best chance of ending this season?

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The year of the running back?

Leonard Fournette is among Thursday's participants at SEC media days. He's one of four returning RBs in the SEC to rush for more than 1,000 yards last season.

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Vegas isn't betting against the Tide

Alabama has 3-2 odds to win the SEC championship and 5-1 odds to win the national championship, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

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Tennessee heavily favored in SEC East

ESPN's Football Power Index gives Tennessee a 57 percent chance to reach the SEC championship game.

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Butch Jones isn't running from the hype

Expectations haven't been this high in Knoxville in over a decade. At SEC media days, Jones said that he wants his team to "own the expectations." The Tennessean

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Vols focusing on the power of one play (4:02)
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Jones on Summitt: 'She is the University of Tennessee' (1:08)
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Memorable moments from Day 2 of SECMD (2:28)

Team Stats

Passing Yards199.093rd
Rushing Yards223.521st
Points For34.335th
Points Against21.225th

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