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4.24.15 Sports Orange and White
Justin Keyes • The Daily Beacon

Despite fans' enthusiasm, head coach Butch Jones is apprehensive about expectations for his team's performance in the 2015 season. Kick-off for the Orange and White spring preview game is at 4 p.m on Saturday.

Orange and White game gives first glimpse of 2015 football squad

The energy surrounding the Tennessee football program is palpable.

It has infused itself into fans’ expectations, which continue to grow by the day.

Since his press conference on March 23, Tennessee head coach Butch Jones has done everything in his power to quell these expectations, pinpointing the lack of depth on the defensive line and at wide receiver, saying a linebacker has yet to establish himself as the No. 2 player behind star Jalen Reeves-Maybin, and lamenting the lack of consistency in the passing game.

Jones isn’t just searching for excuses; injuries are a legitimate concern for the Vols ...