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.
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 …”
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