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Ja’Wuan James on his relationship with Butch Jones (video)


KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — When Butch Jones has an idea or wants to get the pulse of the team, he talks to senior offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James.

Here’s an excerpt from a subscriber-only story about James in today’s News Sentinel.

James said it took him a while to get used to that degree of openness from a head coach.

“It might be one o’clock in the morning and you get a text or call and he’s just thinking football, wanting to call you and talk to you. He says, ‘Hey, I’m thinking about this, I thought about that.’ You’re scared at first, thinking ‘Why are you calling me at 12?’ ”

James recreated a conversation for reporters on Tuesday:

James: “What’s up?”

Jones: “Man, I’ve been watching film and I can’t wait to play on Saturday. How are you feeling?”

James: “Well, I’m kind of tired …”

Some more videos worth checking out…

Clips from Jones and highlights from Tuesday’s practice, plus the latest installment of GVX Spotlight.

A roundup of Tennessee-Alabama week in videos

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The Vols are headed to Alabama for their showdown with the No. 1 Crimson Tide.

The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised by CBS. Most lines have Tennessee as a 28.5-point underdog.

The video above is our early-week preview.  The video below includes practice highlights from Tuesday’s session in which we first learned about “the red team.”

The final video is new team member Ben Frederickson‘s debut on our weekly Double Coverage segment.

If you have any questions or topics you want us to cover on future segments, just let me know by email or Twitter.

Tennessee football: Highlights, interviews from Western Kentucky week (videos)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee is 24 hours away from its first big test of the 2013 season.

A well-played victory would give the Vols a 2-0 start and at least a modicum of confidence heading into a difficult game at Oregon.

A loss would make Tennessee’s path to six wins — and bowl eligibility — that much harder. And much of the early enthusiasm that has surrounded the start of a new football era would evaporate.

Get caught up with everything that happened this week by checking out our collection of videos. As always, watch in your highest HD setting for best results.