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ESPN Thinks Butch Jones Has The "Hottest" Seat In The Country

The Volunteers' coach could be fired.

ESPN published its midseason college football awards today.

Included in the "awards" is the naming of the head coach who has the "hottest" seat in the country.

Some of the choices: Arizona State's Todd Graham, Nebraska's Mike Riley, UCLA's Jim Mora Jr. and Tennessee's Butch Jones.

The pick: Jones.

Jones liked to say he was rebuilding the Tennessee program “brick by brick,” but the wall came crashing down this season. The Volunteers lost to Florida on a Hail Mary and then fell to Georgia 41-0, their worst home loss since 1905.

Tennessee is 3-2 this season and suffered a 41-0 loss to Georgia at home.

Jones, 49, is 33–23 as the Volunteers' head coach, though he's yet to win more than 9 games in a season and doesn't appear likely to do that this season.