Assistant Coach Brady Hoke reacts to a landing by Missouri on the sideline throughout a recreation between Tennessee and Missouri at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri, on Saturday November 11, 2017.(Photo: Calvin Mattheis, Knoxville News Sentinel)

Brady Hoke mentioned Tennessee’s remaining two regular-season video games are about one factor: the seniors.

“They’ve been part of 29 wins, three bowl wins, and they’ve laid a foundation for this program that was badly needed. They’re the ones who we play for,” Hoke mentioned throughout his Monday information convention.

Hoke was appointed by athletic director John Currie because the Vols’ interim coach on Sunday after Tennessee fired Butch Jones.

“As a workers, we’re going to coach our hearts out for the seniors,” Hoke mentioned.

Hoke, who previously coached at Michigan, San Diego State and Ball State, is in his first 12 months as UT’s defensive position coach.

Hoke recommended Jones for his “exhausting work” and added that he thought Jones did an “unbelievable job” in his 5 seasons at Tennessee.

“We misplaced an excellent man,” Hoke mentioned of Jones.

Hoke mentioned he’ll make some modifications and indicated that is factoring into why he is closing follow this week. Previously, the Vols had a portion of their Tuesday follow open to the media every week throughout the season.

“We will tweak some issues due to the consolation degree I’ve and the way I wish to run a program,” Hoke mentioned.

Hoke added that he’ll comply with the recommendation he acquired years in the past from former Michigan coach Bo Schembechler: Be your self.

“I’ve received to be who I’m,” Hoke said. “If not, that might be a fraud.”

Hoke has 12 years of expertise as a head coach, most not too long ago at Michigan from 2011-14. He was 31-20 in his 4 seasons with the Wolverines. 

He additionally was a head coach at Ball State and San Diego State, holding an total report of 78-70.

After being fired at Michigan, Hoke was Oregon’s defensive coordinator for one season in 2016.

You can watch his press convention right here.

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