Paul Harris plans to stick with Tennessee 

December, 13, 2012
12/13/12
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It didn't take a face-to-face meeting with Butch Jones to convince Paul Harris that Tennessee was the right place for him.

The newly hired Tennessee coach has only spoken with Harris on the phone since he was hired last week. So has assistant coach Jay Graham. Jones was scheduled to visit Harris at his home on Thursday evening but had to reschedule to Saturday. That doesn't seem to matter. An impression has already been made.

"I'm pretty certain we we'll stay put," said Harris' mother, Tiasha Carter, via text message to ESPN on Thursday afternoon.