New Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones didn't mince his words, calling his first spring practice the "most important one we'll have here."
Jones spent half an hour talking to the media about a team he has yet to see in uniform yet.
He said the competition would be open at quarterback where only Justin Worley has on-field experience.
Jones also said he felt his team needed to get tougher mentally and physically.
The Vols open practice on Saturday, March 9, in helmets. They put on the pads on Thursday, March 14. The Orange and White game is set for Saturday, April 20.