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Manning praises Vols' Jones during Knoxville visit

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning says he's "a big Butch Jones fan" and believes the Tennessee football coach has his alma mater heading in the right direction.
    
Manning was in Knoxville  Monday for his charity golf tournament to benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital and his own PeyBack Foundation. Manning also plans to work out with Tennessee's football team and speak to the players during his visit.
    
Tennessee is trying to end a string of four consecutive losing seasons. The Volunteers went 5-7 last year in Jones' debut season as coach, but they have since added a recruiting class ranked among the top five in the nation by multiple services.
    
Manning says he communicates with Jones "pretty often" and praised the coach's organizational skills.

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