Butch Jones kicks off Appalachian State game week

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It's officially football time in Tennessee.

Just 5 days remain until the Vols kick off the season when they face Appalachian State in Neyland Stadium in Knoxville at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. 

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones discussed Team 120's official depth chart as they enter game 1, what he sees in Thursday night's opponent, helmet stickers to be worn this fall commemorating Pat Summit, and much more in the video above.

Watch the videos below to hear from Jashon Robertson, Cortez McDowell, Darrin Kirkland Jr. and Corey Vereen as they answer questions surrounding the upcoming season including subjects such as:

  • Offensive tackle Jashon Robertson's thoughts on Drew Richmond
  • linebacker Cortez McDowell weighing in on the three main focuses of Team 120's defense
  • What it's like for linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. to generate bold leadership as a sophomore
  • How senior defensive end Corey Vereen has seen Tennessee's D-line develop since his freshman year, plus more more. 

Vols' Jashon Robertson 'fresh as can be' headed into Game 1

Vols' Cortez McDowell on defense's 3 focus points 

Vols' Corey Vereen, Darrin Kirkland Jr. talk star-studded defensive front


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