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Butch Jones Named A Candidate For New Head Coaching Job

Head coach Butch Jones of the Tennessee Volunteers coaches from the sidelines during the game against the Missouri Tigers.

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)

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.

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.

Stay tuned.