Last edited by kyallie; December 7th, 2012 at 08:00 AM.
From Cincinatti. News broke here in Knoxville just a few minutes ago.
A TN fan must have edited Jones' wiki page. This is what they entered about his hire at TN:
On December 7, 2012, amidst expectations by fans for a high profile coach, Jones was announced as the head coach at University of Tennessee. It is expected that Tennessee will see the lowest ticket and merchandise sales in their history. Jones is now making 3 million dollars a year, and is expected to start receiving his multi-million dollar buyout after losses to Vanderbilt and Kentucky in his first season. Tennessee does not want Butch Jones, but the athletic director and chancellor are from Alabama and Florida, respectively, and have no passion to see the University of Tennessee to be successful. Maybe the search for the next coach can start now and before Butch Jones gives Tennessee a even worse public image.
Derek Dooley beat Butch Jones 45-23 last year.
That's all you need to know about the hire.
I just moved Cincinatti from 25 to 11 in Confidence Points. Gamblers had already moved the opening line of 11 to 7.
From Butt Chuggers to Butch Chuggers, UT never disappoints.
This is going to cause a temporary firestorm.
Here is what's underwhelming for me after a quick study on Wiki. He followed Brian Kelly at both Central Michigan in the mid 2000's and then Cincinnati in 2009 and basically held the teams in check for 3 years at each. The teams were already built imo. Tennessee is a rebuilding job. No experience.
Here is his record at those schools.....total of 6 seasons as a head coach at non BCS teams. This is a Mississippi State type coach, not Tennessee!
2007 Central Michigan 86 61 1st (West) L Motor City 2008 Central Michigan 85 62 T2nd (West) L Motor City 2009 Central Michigan 112 80 1st (West) GMAC* 25 Central Michigan: 2713 203 * Did not coach bowl game Cincinnati Bearcats (Big East Conference) (2010present) 2010 Cincinnati 48 25 7th 2011 Cincinnati 103 52 T1st W Liberty 21 25 2012 Cincinnati 93 52 T-1st
The only reason I hate to see this is for Hart. He probably just shorten his stay considerably.
Jones?? not Davis?? really?
guess the Viles will find out if this guy can succeed WITHOUT brian kelly's players...big Orange are the gift that keeps on giving
I see Karma's still hanging out in Knoxvegas.
Love it! Roll Tide!