Butch Jones fired by Tennessee


It's been rumored for weeks that Vols football coach Butch Jones would be on the outs.

The Volunteers are 0-6 in the Southeastern Conference this season with a 4-6 overall record.

Hoke took over as the defensive line coach for the Volunteers this season after spending last season as the defensive coordinator at Oregon. On Sunday Morning he notified his team that he will no longer be coaching at Tennessee.

The team is expected to have a meeting at 1:00pm.

Coach Jones, we wish you well in your future endeavors.

Tennessee hosts LSU on Saturday at 7 p.m.at Neyland Stadium.

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The sudden decline has been shocking.

Defensive line coach Brady Hoke, the former head coach at MI, will serve as UT's interim coach for the remainder of the season. Hoke has a career coaching record of 78-70 between three jobs with Ball State, San Diego State and MI. But it's highly likely that he'll only be an interim coach and not be considered for the permanent position after the season. Previously, Butch was the head coach at the University of Cincinnati and was also the head coach at Central Michigan.

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.

The Vols are now set to host LSU on Saturday, Nov. 18.

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.