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Joe Schad of ESPN is reporting that Butch Jones will be the next coach of the Tennessee Volunteers. Is our long national nightmare of the Tennessee coaching search finally over? They’ve already tried for Charlie Strong, Tommy Bowden, and everyone you can think of. Jones is the head coach of the Cincinnati Bearcats and had a record of 24 – 14 with them. Before coaching at at Cincy, Jones coached in the MAC at Central Michigan.
Butch Jones will be the next Tennessee coach, according to source
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) December 7, 2012
Bo Pelini was even reported to have contacted athletic director Dave Hart to apply for the position. Maybe Volunteer fans can finally move on and get behind a new coach that isn’t Derek Dooley.
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Now that Charlie strong is out of the picture for the Tennessee Volunteers, the Vols staff and athletic director Dave Hart have decided to look elsewhere.
Charlie Strong told Tennessee “no” tonight
— SST Radio Show (@SSTRadio) December 6, 2012
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The Tennessee faithful are starting to get restless.
The Volunteers program should be able to attract a big name coach, but so far they’ve been turned down by a Big East coach, Charlie Strong, and Mike Gundy. The Vols are starting to venture into desperate territory, but they need to realize that sometimes great hires aren’t made in the first week, or for that matter, the first...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Tennessee Volunteers have found their new head coach.
Several weeks ago, the Volunteers athletic director decided to fire head coach Derek Dooley. Now, Dave Hart has decided to hire Butch Jones away from Cincinnati as their new head coach.
Just yesterday, Jones turned down the Colorado job after...
He may not have been their first option or even among their Top 5, but the University of Tennessee made the right choice when they hired Cincinnati Bearcats coach Butch Jones as the 23rd head coach in the history of Tennessee football.
When Derek Dooley was fired on November 18th, immediate speculation surrounded Monday Night Football host Jon Gruden as the favorite replacement....