Butch Jones ousted at Tennessee

LSU's next opponent, Tennessee, fires its head coach: report

LSU's next opponent, Tennessee, fires its head coach: report

Jones was 34-27 at Tennessee, including back-to-back nine-win seasons in 2015 and 2016.

John Currie is in his first year as Tennessee's athletic director, and sources told ESPN that his preference was to give Jones more time and not have to make a move so soon. But a low-point was reached on Saturday, with a 50-17 loss to Missouri to drop the Tennessee Volunteers to 4-6 this season and 0-6 in the SEC, and Jones was let go on Sunday morning. The team also lost to SC and Kentucky (just their second loss to the Wildcats in 33 years) before getting a non-conference respite against Southern Miss.

Defensive line coach Brady Hoke will replace Jones for the rest of the season with games against LSU and Vanderbilt remaining.

"An exhaustive search is underway for a person of the highest integrity and character with the skills and vision to propel Tennessee to championships".

Hoke has a 78-70 combined record as a head coach, and he went 11-2 and reached the Sugar Bowl in his first year at MI.

Jones was making $4.1 million annually and has a contract that runs through February 28, 2021.

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Tennessee (4-6, 0-6) managed just 285 total yards.

Tennessee started the season 3-1 but has lost five of its last six games. Jones was 0-13 at Tennessee against teams ranked in the top ten - and the Vols were outscored 491 to 183 in those 13 games. When was this team going to overtake the competition in the SEC East, finally defeat Alabama, win a conference championship and be in the College Football Playoff discussion? According to the letter of dismissal Currie sent Sunday, the school owes Jones a buyout of $8.26 million. He's put together three consecutive winning seasons and bowl game victories.

Jones' resume in Tennessee is more impressive than you might expect with the way the fans have run him out of town. "The Jones family has poured their heart and soul into this Tennessee football program and the Knoxville community". Tennessee hasn't won a SEC East title since 2007 when Phillip Fulmer was in his next-to-last season.

"I have tremendous respect for Coach Jones and for (Jones' wife) Barb", Currie said. He has head coaching experience at Michigan, San Diego State and Ball State.

However, Jones did help produce nine National Football League draft picks during his Tennessee tenure and his players collected 18 All-SEC awards and 108 received SEC Academic Honor Roll honors.

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