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Butch Jones Press Conference Recap 9/9

Take a look at a quick rundown of Vols head coach Butch Jones' thoughts from his press conference Wednesday.

Charlie Burris

Here's full audio of the presser:

And here's what Butch covered:

- Defensive lineman Danny O'Brien is indefinitely suspended for violating team rules

- Defensive back LaDarrell McNeil has been cleared to return to practice and will be available to start next week against Western Carolina

- McNeil was tested and multiple doctors worked together and came to the conclusion that it was safe for him to play

- When asked who would start at wide receiver, Butch said "We don't have starters, we have individuals that take the first snap." He the days of a traditional depth chart are over and whoever finishes out the weeks practices best will get playing time.

- Butch said Pig Howard was excellent during his suspension last week. He offered to go down to the scout team and gave quality reps there. "He handled it as well as anybody"

- Joe Mixon, Oklahoma's star running back that was suspended all of last season after he was caught on tape punching a woman in the face, presents a lot of problems according to Butch. He's an excellent back, receiver, and returner

- Preston Williams is developing and "the game is starting to slow down for him." And Butch has been pleased with the whole team making good strides and showing maturity

- Freshmen Kahlil McKenzie and Shy Tuttle will be getting more reps with the absence of Danny O'Brien

- Max Arnold and Ralph David Abernathy will both be out for the Oklahoma game due to undisclosed injuries

- The team always charts how quickly the team gets the ball snapped in the 40 second play clock. Bowling Green was the fastest Tennessee has played under Jones. The team will change tempos depending on the situation and will be changing tempos often during the Oklahoma game