During a recent visit to Knoxville, Denver Bronco’s QB and former Tennessee star Peyton Manning told the Associated Press,
“I really like Butch. I’m a big Butch Jones fan.”
Manning was in Knoxville Monday for his charity golf tournament to benefit East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and his own PeyBack Foundation. Reportedly, Manning also plans to work out with Tennessee’s football team and then speak to the players.
“I think it’s going in the right direction. I think Butch had a lot of work to do when he got here. He’s put in that work. He’s signing some of his players. Every coach wants to have their players. He’s been patient. At the same time, he’s been hard-working, as he was advertised to be. He’s done that. I just see it continuing to get better. I really do.”