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An SEC Program Is Considering Hiring Former Tennessee Coach Butch Jones

Butch Jones walks the sidelines against Missouri.

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)

Butch Jones might not be out of work for long. He could actually be back in the SEC pretty soon.

Alabama is reportedly discussing the possibility of hiring the former Tennessee coach, who was fired at the end of the 2017 season. is reporting that Jones is talking with Alabama about joining the Crimson Tide's staff. It would reportedly be in an off-field role.


Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban has been in contact with former Tennessee coach Butch Jones regarding an offensive analyst position, sources told Jones has visited Tuscaloosa and met with Saban in person, per sources.

The 50-year old Jones has been out of work since being fired by the Vols in November.

This wouldn't be very surprising. Saban has a history of hiring previously-fired head coaches.

He's hired Lane Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian to his staff in recent years, among others.

Tennessee, of course, hired a former Alabama assistant to replace Jones. Former Alabama DC Jeremy Pruitt is the Vols' new head coach.