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Butch Jones challenges players on last Tennessee practice before spring break

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee’s sixth football practice — and the final one before a weeklong spring break — was just as physical as the last two.

Tennessee coach Butch Jones set the tone during the early stretching session, yelling into the mic, “The soft guys will get exposed!”

Jones was particularly active on the mic today, calling out and challenging players — sometimes playfully, sometimes not.

“We’re fighting for blades of grass today,” he said several times.

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Tennessee football 2013 spring preview: Specialists

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee’s first spring football season under new coach Butch Jones begins Saturday.

In the days leading up to the start of practice, we’ll take a position-by-position look at the Vols as they embark on a new season.

The final installment focuses on Tennessee’s specialists. Michael Palardy hasn’t won his job without a battle during any of the previous three seasons, and this spring should be no exception.

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