On a day in which he and prominent members of his football program slipped down to Chattanooga to lend a goodwill gesture to the families, mind victims and personnel affected by the school bus crash earlier this week, order Butch Jones also sought to clarify his oft-memed “Champions of Life” comment from his Monday press conference.

The No. 17 Vols (8-3, 4-3) travel to Vanderbilt (5-6, 2-5) Saturday night (7:30, SEC TV) with a chance for the program’s first nine-win regular season since 2007 and seeking to keep alive an potential at-large bid for the Sugar Bowl.