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Butch Jones fired as Tennessee's coach

13 November 2017, 12:23 | Susie Olson

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Numerous reports Sunday morning say Jones was sacked; Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman was the first to report it. GN's Jimmy Hyams says Jones was offered the opportunity to coach the final two games but declined.

Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman was the first to report the news.

A current Tennessee commit reportedly told the Orlando Sentinel on Sunday that Jones called him, suggesting he "find a place to go" now that he was no longer going to be the head coach.

Tennessee made the decision following a 50-17 loss to the Missouri Tigers.

"We have been fortunate to have coach Jones lead our program for the past five years", Currie said. That placed Tennessee 0-6 in the conference and 4-6 overall.

'For that reason, I have asked Coach Jones to step down'.

The Vols will need an interim head coach and Brady Hoke is the next man up.

Before the 2017 season, Jones had led Tennessee to two nine-win seasons during the 2015 and 2016 season, respectively.


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

The Vols lost to LSU in that season's SEC Championship and beat Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl.

Jones ends his career in Knoxville with an overall record of 34-27.

Two weeks prior, Tennessee had dropped a game at Kentucky, their second loss to the team in 33 years.

Under Jones, the Vols didn't achieve the success they experienced in the 1990s.

Brady Hoke is expected to be named as interim coach. Hoke is in his first year as Tennessee's defensive line coach.

Dooley, Johnny Majors, Doug Dickey and Bowden Wyatt are the only Tennessee coaches to endure one-win conference campaigns.



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