KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – In the week leading up to the Orange and White Game, Tennessee coach Butch Jones said that there would be a major announcement at halftime of the spring game. Speculation ran rampant as to what it could be.
Many assumed it would have something to do with Peyton Manning. Others thought maybe a uniform tweak of some sort. When halftime came, spring awards were given, then it was time – for Jones to announce that the big surprise was that quarterback Joshua Dobbs, cornerback Cam Sutton, linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin and running back Alvin Kamara were named permanent team captains for 2016. Tennessee last had season captains in 2011.