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Butch Jones Accepts Offer To Become Tennessees Next Coach

Posted by Christian on December 7, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Cincinnati Head Coach Butch Jones has accepted Tennessees offer to become their next head coach. Earlier this week it looked as if Jones was going to take Colorados offer, but after an initial report by The Denver Post Wednesday that he had accepted a five-year, $13.5 million offer from Colorado, Jones denied the report, and Thursday morning declined Colorados Offer

 

 

A six-year contract was finalized with the Volunteers early Friday, Cincinnati said Jones had resigned his position with the Bearcats effective immediately.

The 44-year-old Jones has a 50-27 record in six seasons as a head coach. He went 27-13 in three seasons at Central Michigan and was 23-14 at Cincinnati the last three years. He now faces the task of rebuilding a former Southeastern Conference power.

 

 

Jones will succeed Derek Dooley, who was fired Nov. 18 after going 15-21 in three years. Dooley posted a losing record in each of his three seasons at Tennessee. 

-Christian Backes 

Categories: NCAA Football

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