Highlights from Tennessee coach Butch Jones’ weekly presser on Monday, including his thoughts on the Vols’ loss to 19th-ranked Oklahoma and his team’s necessary improvement moving forward.

On loss to Oklahoma:

“Everyone in our football program was extremely disappointed. Everyone in our program needs to learn from the experience we had. Although it was a tough loss, I’m encouraged by the progress we’re making and the positives. As the caretaker of Tennessee football, I refuse to allow any negativity to creep in our football program. Like I tell our players, one to two plays can define a game and four to six plays can define a season. I thought there were 10 or 12 plays that defined this game.”

On second half vs. Oklahoma:

“We’ll continue to push competition (along the offensive line). You have to earn the right to play through practice and your body of work through preparation. In terms of the second half, it wasn’t anything magically they did. They’re a very talented football team with a very talented defense and when you’re down by 14 points in the middle of the fourth quarter, they just brought more pressure. We have to learn how to close games out.”

On Dobbs’ 13-for-31 performance:

“It starts up front with pass protection. It starts at running back, at tight end and on the perimeter with being able to defeat man-to-man coverage. all those things go into being an efficient throw team. We had some critical drops. That’s the most penalized we’ve had since we’ve been here. I believe three of those extended drives. When you play a good football team like Oklahoma, everything you do is magnified — technique, details — all of that. Winning is fragile. We can’t be a team that beats ourselves.”

On Curt Maggitt’s injury:

“Curt Maggitt right now is a hip injury. He will be out for an extended period of time. he’s in the process right now of going through the evaluation process. He’s out for an indefinite amount of time. Just a freakish injury. We were in punt safe and went to avoid a guy and hurt his hip.”

On Oklahoma LB Eric Striker:

“First of all, I think that’s overblown and the Oklahoma game is over with. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Eric Striker and the Oklahoma football program. He plays on great emotion. It was a compliment to him. I told him he’s heck of a player and to leave this place with class.”

On three SEC teams falling out Top 25:

“Football’s a week to week season. The team that can manage the natural adversities are the ones that go to bowl games and win championships. Everyone wants to push that red panic button. Winning in college football is hard. Half the teams lose every single week. It’s one of the most competitive venues in all of sport. you have to keep things in perspective and keep grinding.”

On Alvin Kamara’s four touches:

“We would’ve liked to get him the ball more. We had some designed throws to get him the football. Every game has a storyline in and of itself. Different flavor. Jalen (Hurd) was running the ball well and running behind his pads. To Alvin’s credit, no mention about it and he was all about his team. He’s selfless. We will have more plays for him.”