For onlookers across college football curious at the scope and success first-year Coach Butch Jones and his staff at Arkansas State University have had in recruiting from the transfer portal this offseason, it's due in part that Jones has done this before.
"We had to do something similar to this at Tennessee our first two years to get that program started," Jones said. "It was pretty much at rock bottom, so we had to be creative. We had to find a way to have roster management and improve our roster, and we were able to do that. You're kind of a byproduct of your experiences, so being able to have that experience has been a great starting point for us [at Arkansas State].