Butch Jones Named A Candidate For New Head Coaching Job

first_imgHead coach Butch Jones of the Tennessee Volunteers coaches from the sidelines during the game against the Missouri Tigers.COLUMBIA, MO – NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Butch Jones of the Tennessee Volunteers coaches from the sidelines during the game against the Missouri Tigers at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Former Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones has been named a candidate for a new head coaching job.Jones, who was fired by the Volunteers, has been named a candidate for the ECU job.ECU announced today that it was firing its head coach, Scottie Montgomery, after three seasons.Jones, 50, was Tennessee’s head coach from 2013-17. He’s served as an analyst for Nick Saban at Alabama this season.The former Tennessee head coach is believed to be a potential candidate for the ECU job.Names I’m reaching out to if I’m ECU:– Butch Jones (obvious ties to Dave Hart, and potential AD Jon Gilbert).– Shane Beamer (wanted this job last time and interviewed well. Fits this culture).– Mike Houston (if he hasn’t already accepted Charlotte job, he’s my first call).— Stephen Igoe (@StephenIgoe) November 29, 2018Jones has a career record of 84-54 as a head coach. He went 34-27 at Tennessee, winning 9 games in back to back seasons in 2015-16, before going 4-6 in 2017, leading to his firing.Stay tuned.last_img

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