Von Pearson at Tennessee practice
University of Tennessee wide receiver Von Pearson (9) runs through passing drills Friday at Haslam Field.
Butch Jones during football practice
University of Tennessee football head coach Butch Jones walks down the practice field Friday looking at his players.
Posted: Sunday, August 3, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 3:21 pm, Sun Aug 3, 2014.
KNOXVILLE — Von Pearson goes out of his way everyday to seek out Butch Jones, slap his new head coach on the backside and thank him — for the scholarship, for the roster spot, for everything.
“He walks by me everyday and taps me, he says ‘thank you coach, thank you for the opportunity,’” Jones said after practice Saturday. “The kids feed off of that. He’s always positive.”
Sunday, August 3, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 3:21 pm.