What Does Tennessee Owe Butch Jones? On Sunday, Butch Jones was sacked as head coach of the Volunteers with two games remaining in a miserable season.
That raised plenty of concerns which were resoundingly confirmed when Georgia came into Knoxville and absolutely steamrolled Jones's team, 41-0. I want to make clear that we are intensely committed to hiring the best coach of Tennessee.
The team is expected to have a meeting at 1:00pm. Jones did things that hadn't been done at Tennessee in a while. both good and bad.
Coach Jones, we wish you well in your future endeavors. The Volunteers showed some fight early on in the game, but looked completely lackluster in the second half Saturday night, getting outscored 26-0 in the second half. All four of those goals seem now far out of reach, which obviously isn't the objective in Knoxville.
He also was a head coach at Ball State and San Diego State, holding an overall record of 78-70.
Ever since the day Jim Harbaugh was hired as head coach of the Michigan Wolverines, there have been constant rumors about him leaving his alma mater to return to the NFL. Jones went 34-27 during his tenure.
Jones was given the chance to coach the Vols' final two regular season games, but declined.
The 59-year-old Hoke has head coaching experience at Ball State (six years), San Diego State (two years) and MI (four years), and after his dismissal at MI after the 2014 season, Hoke was out of coaching for a year before spending the 2016 season as Oregon's defensive coordinator.