KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he isn't allowing questions about his precarious job status to distract him as he prepares for the toughest challenge of his five-year tenure.
The Volunteers (3-3, 0-3 SEC) haven't scored a touchdown in its last 10 quarters and have dropped three of their last four games. Now they must prepare for a Saturday game at No. 1 Alabama (7-0, 4-0).
Tennessee's failures in SEC competition have turned up the pressure on Jones, who owns a 33-24 overall record but has lost seven of his last nine league games.