Former Tennessee and Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones is meeting with Maryland head coach Mike Locksley today to discuss a position on his staff, sources told The Spun.
Jones, who has been an offensive analyst at Alabama this season, is being considered for the position of associate head coach of the Terps. Sources indicate while he would not be Locksley’s offensive coordinator, he would have a role overseeing the offense.
Locksley was officially hired by Maryland last week. He served as Alabama’s offensive coordinator this year, so the 48-year-old was a colleague of Jones’ under Nick Saban.
— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) December 5, 2018
A weekend report from Philly.com indicated Jones was interested in the head coaching vacancy at Temple, but The Spun has learned that is not the case.
Prior to joining the staff at Alabama, the 50-year-old Jones was the head coach at Tennessee from 2013-17. He went 34-27 in Knoxville, winning three bowl games in the process.
Before taking over the Vols, Jones went 23-14 in three seasons as the head coach at Cincinnati. He got his first head coaching position at Central Michigan in 2007.
For his career, Jones is 84-54 as a head coach.
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