Tennessee football: Butch Jones out as Volunteers' conduct coach

A matter from Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics John Currie: 

“I would like to stress how many we conclude Butch and Barb Jones and their sons, Alex, Adam and Andrew. The Jones family has poured their heart and essence into this Tennessee football module and a Knoxville community. We have been advantageous to have Coach Jones lead a module for a final 5 years. During that time, a module has softened tremendously in a areas of academics, fortify and village involvement.
“Unfortunately, we are not where we need to be competitively. For that reason, we have asked Coach Jones to step down as conduct football coach. we know Coach Jones will be successful relocating forward, and we wish him all a best in his destiny endeavors.
“Coach Brady Hoke has been named halt conduct coach. we know Vol Nation will convene around this group and support a student-athletes as they contest a residue of this season.
“An downright hunt is underway for a chairman of a top firmness and impression with a skills and prophesy to propel Tennessee to championships. This hunt will be my solitary focus, and we will be in unchanging hit with Chancellor Davenport. we wish to make transparent that we are greatly committed to employing a best manager for Tennessee.”

Tennessee football underneath Butch Jones

Butch Jones finishes with a record of 34-27 (.557) in 5 seasons with Tennessee, including 3 true winning seasons for a initial time in 12 years (2014-2016). Jones led Tennessee to back-to-back nine-win seasons in 2015 and 2016 and to 3 uninterrupted play wins from 2014 to 2016.
In 2016, a Vols finished in a Top 25 (CFP No. 21, AP No. 22, Coaches No. 24) for a second true season. Led by quarterback Joshua Dobbs, a Vols put together one of a many inclusive offenses in Big Orange history. Tennessee set a new propagandize record for points scored (473), while pier adult 5,768 yards of sum offense – a second many in UT history. Junior Derek Barnett totaled an SEC-best 13.0 sacks en track to accord All-America honors and pennyless a propagandize record for career sacks with 33.0. The Vols capped a 2016 deteriorate by defeating Nebraska, 38-24, in a Music City Bowl.
Tennessee finished 9-4 in 2015 with a 45-6 feat over Northwestern in a Outback Bowl. In 2014, Tennessee finished 7-6 and resolved a deteriorate with a 45-28 win over Iowa in a TaxSlayer Bowl. UT finished 5-7 in Jones’ entrance deteriorate in 2013.
Jones coached 9 NFL breeze picks during his reign on Rocky Top, his players collected 18 All-SEC awards and he coached 108 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipients. 
Tennessee’s educational turnaround during Jones’ reign was remarkable. He hereditary a module perilously tighten to NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) penalties and oversaw an alleviation of some-more than 60 points to a program-record APR measure of 972, that simply exceeds a inhabitant average. Tennessee’s Graduation Success Rate also is stands during a top turn given a information has been recorded.
Jones was named a 24th conduct football manager in Tennessee story on Dec. 7, 2012.

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