Former Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones has been named a candidate for a new head coaching job.
Jones, who was fired by the Volunteers, has been named a candidate for the ECU job.
ECU announced today that it was firing its head coach, Scottie Montgomery, after three seasons.
Jones, 50, was Tennessee’s head coach from 2013-17. He’s served as an analyst for Nick Saban at Alabama this season.
The former Tennessee head coach is believed to be a potential candidate for the ECU job.
Names I'm reaching out to if I'm ECU:
– Butch Jones (obvious ties to Dave Hart, and potential AD Jon Gilbert).
– Shane Beamer (wanted this job last time and interviewed well. Fits this culture).
– Mike Houston (if he hasn't already accepted Charlotte job, he's my first call).
— Stephen Igoe (@StephenIgoe) November 29, 2018
Jones has a career record of 84-54 as a head coach. He went 34-27 at Tennessee, winning 9 games in back to back seasons in 2015-16, before going 4-6 in 2017, leading to his firing.