Butch Jones has spent the majority of his coaching days on the East Coast. His latest gig coming with the Alabama Crimson Tide, serving as an intern to the football team. It appears his internship may be over soon.
According to a report from Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Jones is “emerging as a strong candidate for the head coaching vacancy” at Colorado State.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 9, 2019
Things didn’t end well for the Rams’ former coach – Mike Bobo. Bobo recently agreed with the university to end his employment with the school. He has since joined South Carolina’s staff.
The vacant Colorado State position may soon be filled by Jones, who’s been seeking out another head coach opportunity. Jones has served as the head coach for Central Michigan, Cincinnati and Tennessee. His time with the Volunteers didn’t end well.
The Colorado State position gives Jones the opportunity to start fresh. Not to mention, it allows him to fly a bit under the radar in terms of the national spotlight. But make no mistake, the Rams are a solid team in the Mountain West Conference. Jones could flourish in an environment like this one.
Jones has had success as a head coach, going a combined 84-54 at CMU, Cincinnati and Tennessee. He may just be the spark Colorado State needs to get back on the map after a few tough seasons.