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Butch Jones Officially Hired By Alabama

Head coach Butch Jones of the Tennessee Volunteers looks on during the second half of the game against the Indiana State.

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 09: Head coach Butch Jones of the Tennessee Volunteers looks on during the second half of the game against the Indiana State Sycamores at Neyland Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Over two weeks ago rumors surfaced that Butch Jones was headed to Alabama. On Tuesday afternoon after the Crimson Tide's first spring practice head coach Nick Saban announced Butch Jones joined the team as an offensive analyst.

In a moment of hilarity, Saban announced Butch Jones is an "intern" for the team, which Twitter enjoyed thoroughly. Saban went on to say that Jones won't be able to coach on the field, and that today was the first time he's been cleared by the NCAA to coach for the Tide.

Jones was set to receive an $8.25 million buyout from Tennessee. He is scheduled to be paid monthly through February 2021, but those payments would be mitigated by the salary from his next position.

Jones has an 84-54 overall record as a head coach. He reached eight bowl games in 11 seasons and led Central Michigan and Cincinnati to double-digit wins in 2009 and 2011 respectively.

Alabama will open its 2018 season against Louisville on Sept. 1.