Butch Jones says Tennessee won't be scoreboard-watching Florida-LSU game
Tennessee still has a clear path to the SEC East title, one that requires Florida to lose against LSU on Saturday.
The Volunteers will be hosting Missouri while that crucial game is in progress, but don’t expect Tennessee coach Butch Jones or his players to be scoreboard-watching.
Jones on the Florida-LSU game:
“We don’t ever look up at the scoreboard. We have to worry about the things we can control."
— Rocky Top Insider (@rockytopinsider) November 14, 2016
Jones made that clear during a Monday news conference. Though a Gators’ loss opens the door for the Vols, they have to win their final two games to take advantage of the opportunity.
That seems quite possible with the Tigers (3-7, 1-5) visiting Knoxville before Tennessee wraps up the regular season at Vanderbilt (4-6, 1-5). A Florida loss in Baton Rouge isn’t out of the question, either — the Gators opened as 12.5-point underdogs for their “home” game in Baton Rouge.
The Vols host (7-3, 3-3) host Missouri at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, while No. 21 Florida (7-2, 5-2) takes on No. 16 LSU (6-3, 4-2) at 1 p.m. that same day.
But Jones won’t be paying attention that one.