Butch Jones says Vols' Jalen Hurd not 'getting the recognition he deserves'

Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd is tripped up by the Arkansas Razorbacks' Henre' Toliver during the fourth quarter of Saturday night's Southeastern Conference matchup at Neyland Stadium. The Volunteers lost 24-20 after being tied at 17 at halftime.
photo Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd is tripped up by the Arkansas Razorbacks' Henre' Toliver during the fourth quarter of Saturday night's Southeastern Conference matchup at Neyland Stadium. The Volunteers lost 24-20 after being tied at 17 at halftime.

KNOXVILLE - Butch Jones may or may not have a future in politics after his years as a football coach end, but Tennessee's third-year coach has demonstrated his campaigning skills on a couple of occasions since the Volunteers lost at Alabama on Saturday.

The subject of Jones's lobbying has been Jalen Hurd, the sophomore running back he feels isn't getting enough attention on the national level.

In his postgame meeting with the media in Tuscaloosa, Jones said Hurd, who had just run for 92 yards on 18 carries against the SEC's saltiest run defense, deserves to be in any conversation about the nation's top running backs.

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