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Jones completes Vols' staff with Wisconsin assistant

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New Tennessee coach Butch Jones filled the final spot on his nine-man staff with the addition of Zach Azzanni as receivers coach.

Azzanni is the latest assistant to leave Wisconsin after Bret Bielema departed to take the head-coaching job at Arkansas.

When Jones was head coach at Central Michigan before leaving for the same job at Cincinnati, Azzanni was his receivers coach with the Chippewas. Azzanni also worked at Florida in 2010 before going to wisconsin.

"We are extremely excited to welcome coach Azzanni and his family into the Tennessee Football family and to what is historically known as Wide Receiver U," Jones said. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of developing receivers into reaching their full potential on and off the field.

"As a recruiter, his relentless approach and diligence will pay dividends for us as we work to attract the highest caliber of student-athlete here to the University of Tennessee."

Jones announced his other eight Tennessee assistants when he accepted the job last week. Among them were offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian and defensive coordinator John Jancek, who both moved with Jones from Cincinnati.

Azzanni is the fifth assistant to announce he's leaving Wisconsin, which will be guided by athletic director and former coach Barry Alvarez in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 against Stanford.
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