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Butch Jones says former coaches Dickey, Majors, Fulmer have been ‘extremely supportive’

phillip-fulmer-hof.jpgKNOXVILLE, Tennessee — New Tennessee coach Butch Jones said he’s already spoken to three former coaches who were the face of Vols football for nearly three decades.

Jones said he spoke with Doug Dickey (1964-1969), Johnny Majors (1977-1992) and Phillip Fulmer (1992-2008) shortly after being hired.

“They’ve been extremely supportive,” Jones said Sunday night on “The Nation” sports radio show. “We have such a great tradition here, and I want to embrace that. I want our players to understand what they’re representing when they put that Power T on. That’s going to be at the core of our program — our tradition and how we build on that.”

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