Every recent Tennessee head coach has (or had) a schtick: Junior had a plan to be the biggest dick on the block; SOD, with the snappy pants and emphasis on shower hygiene, was into personal grooming; and Butch Jones seems to have a thing for cryptic slogans.
In case you missed, the 2013 version of the Tennessee Vols football team is Team 117.
Or, in Twitter parlance, #Team117.
Players started promoting the slogan shortly after an initial team meeting last week. After some initial confusion, the meaning was clear: This is the 117th installment of Tennessee football.
Glad they cleared that up. The players probably thought it was a reference to last year’s defensive ranking. Alas, that would have meant calling the Vols Team 110.