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Butch Jones Not Impressed With Solar Eclipse

Butch is not here for your eclipse.

NCAA Football: Tennessee Volunteers football practice Calvin Mattheis-USA TODAY Sports

As many people in Tennessee and across the United States stopped to watch the total solar eclipse on Wednesday, it’s left to wonder what Butch Jones was doing. Because he didn’t seem too interested in the celestial event.

Tennessee practiced early Monday so the players would be able to view the eclipse - Knoxville would experience the eclipse with 99.75% of totality. But the Vols’ head coach seemed eager to get more work done.

“I’m more excited about preparing this football team,” Jones said. “I’ll probably watch it on the news or something like that. I don’t know if I trust those glasses yet. I’ll let you use the glasses.”

Jones is the latest of several college football coaches to express apathy at the eclipse. One other, to nobody’s surprise, was Alabama coach Nick Saban.

Boston College head coach Steve Addazio said he would view the eclipse, but he would be without the equipment most were using.

Whatever you did to enjoy the eclipse, there’s no denying that these are some #FootballGuys.