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Regardless Of Rumors, Butch Jones Is On The Hot Seat

Butch Jones surrounded by his players.

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This season was supposed to be a return to form for the proud Tennessee program. While Georgia was the favorite to win the SEC East, some liked the young, talented Volunteers to take a big leap and challenge the Bulldogs for a spot in the SEC Championship. After rough Lane Kiffin and Derek Dooley regimes, Butch Jones looked like the guy to lead the Vols back to national relevance. Instead, Tennessee is 2-3, with brutal losses to Oklahoma, and most recently Arkansas, another disappointing SEC program. The three losses have featured incredibly questionable coaching decisions, and the tide has seemingly turned for head coach Butch Jones.

Butch Jones was a darling in Knoxville just three weeks ago, but now some Tennessee fans want to see him gone.

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To make matters worse, there are some very nasty rumors out about Jones now. They are completely unverified, but it can't help the situation. Fox Sports' Clay Travis, a Tennessee fan, tweeted a link to a post on the VolNationmessage boards, which includes an absolutely crazy rumor.

Again, these are just rumors, and pretty unbelievable ones at that, but even without them, Jones' seat seems unbelievably hot after just five weeks.