Now if somebody were to ask you what sets Vol fans apart from the rest, you might point to any number of things, ranging from attire to musical taste to an extreme tolerance for student-athlete hi-jinks. Someone else might suggest it’s about class.
But Butch Jones is here to tell us that’s all wrong.
Tennessee remains a long way from getting to that championship level, but Jones believes he eventually can get the Vols to that point. He believes Tennessee’s fans are patient and passionate enough to understand the program’s short-term challenges and long-term potential.
“I think the thing that separates our fan base from a lot of other fan bases is we’re very knowledgeable,” Jones said.
Why, yes, that’s it. At least if you mean “knowledgeable” in the sense of being consistently disappointed in the direction of the program for the last decade, it is. There really aren’t too many other fan bases who can share Urnge Nation’s depth of experience lately.
Although I suspect that when Jones says knowledgeable, he really means tolerant. Good luck with that, brother.