Junior wide receiver Gerald Jones said Friday night that he hoped Wilson would stay but would be OK if the coach left. The player said he and most teammates understand that major college football is a "business" and that most players and coaches want to advance their careers as quickly as possible. "We've been through worse," Jones said. "It is what it is." Jones said Wilson was a "big reason" for the Vols' consistent passing-game improvements this season. "I wouldn't say he was overlooked, but I think he deserved more credit than he's gotten," Jones said. "At the beginning of the year, the receiver corps was suspect. It was, 'Oh, my gosh, the receivers aren't in the right spot. (Jonathan) Crompton's overthrowing them. Whose fault is it?' "Now you barely see drops by the receivers. You see big-time plays. As a corps, we're coming together, and we're becoming I think one of the best receiver corps in the nation. And all credit is due to him."