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Building relationships paramount to Butch Jones' recruiting strategy at Tennessee

Originally Published: February 14, 2013
By Dave Hooker | RecruitingNation

First-year Tennessee head coach Butch Jones is too focused on the future to talk about the shortcomings of his predecessor. Instead, Derek Dooleys record speaks for itself. Three losing seasons may even be overshadowed by a slip in recruiting not seen in Knoxville for decades.

Jones took over the Volunteers program two months before signing day and was able to secure two ESPN 300 prospects. In almost a full year leading up to his firing, Dooley had only secured one. Jones would have liked ...

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