This firing seemed like a matter of when, not if.
The Butch Jones Era is done at Tennessee.
Jones has been fired, according to a report from Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman.
Jones’ dismissal comes after the Vols were destroyed by Missouri Saturday, losing 50-17.
BREAKING Butch Jones is out as #Vols head coach, source tells me. He just informed his staff.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 12, 2017
Hired by the Vols out of Cincinnati in 2013, Jones recorded a 34-27 record in four-plus years. He won nine games in back-to-back seasons in 2015 and 2016, and also won three bowl games, but he never was able to capture the SEC East.
Things had turned ugly this season, with cries of “Fire Butch Jones” going out throughout the Vols fan base.
A search for Jones’ replacement will begin immediately.