Earlier this month, former Tennessee head coach Butch Jones reportedly interviewed for a head coaching vacancy. NJ.com reported that Jones interviewed for the Rutgers job after the school fired former head coach Chris Ash.
After reportedly interviewing for the job, Jones withdrew his name from the job.
Now his name is popping up for another head coaching vacancy. According to college football insider Steven Godfrey, Jones is now a candidate for the Arkansas job.
“Butch Jones is a guy being considered at Arkansas. It’s a name being tossed around by CAA. For a guy being “pushed”, he is the only one with actual wins in the SEC,” Godfrey said.
“Butch Jones is a guy being considered at Arkansas. It’s a name being tossed around by CAA. For a guy being “pushed", he is the only one with actual wins in the SEC.”- @38Godfrey
— The Midday 180 (@Midday180) November 14, 2019
Arkansas fired head coach Chad Morris before the end of his second season after he failed to win more than two games in a season at the school.
Jones had successful stints at Central Michigan and Cincinnati before he took over the Tennessee job. In just under five seasons, Jones racked up a 34-27 record during his time with the Volunteers.
However, he was fired before the end of his fifth season after the team’s 50-17 loss to Missouri. Since he left Tennessee, Jones went on to become an assistant coach at Alabama.
Stay tuned for the latest.