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Jones: Peyton Manning to Attend Orange and White Game

Butch Jones and Peyton Manning talk before the 2014 Georgia game
Butch Jones and Peyton Manning talk before the 2014 Georgia game

Butch Jones confirmed this morning during a radio interview on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville that Peyton Manning will be in attendance on Saturday for the Vols’ Orange and White Game. Apparently, Manning will be on hand to present a new spring award that features his name.

Jones also mentioned that Saturday will be more of a “Spring Event” as opposed to a true game, featuring many one-on-one battles between offensive and defensive linemen, receivers and defensive backs, linebackers and running backs…etc. As well as some situational scrimmage work featuring offense vs. defense and special teams situations.

So, if you weren’t planning on being in attendance for Saturday’s game, maybe this will sweeten the deal a bit.

The “game” is scheduled to begin at 4:00pm with Fan Day scheduled for 1:30pm.

Here’s an excerpt from’s Orange and White release on Fan Day activities:

“Gates open for Fan Day at 12:30 PM, and players and coaches will begin signing autographs from 1:30 – 2:30 PM.

The waiting line for the fans will begin forming at 7 AM at Gate 7. Fans will be asked to line up along the exterior of east side of stadium. Gates open at 12:30 PM, with the cheer and dance team, as well as Smokey, available for photos and autographs on the field starting at that time.

During the autograph session, the team will be divided by position. Head Coach Butch Jones will be located in the North end zone of Neyland Stadium.”

For a look at all of the day’s events, here’s the link to’s Orange and White Gameday Information page.

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