CINCINNATI — University of Cincinnati football coach Butch Jones withdrew his name from consideration for the head coaching job at Colorado, UC sports information contact Ryan Koslen said Thursday.
But neither Jones nor UC athletic director Whit Babcock returned numerous calls seeking confirmation as of late Thursday afternoon, nor has UC made any official announcement that Jones has decided to stay.
ESPN, which also reported that Jones turned down the Colorado job, reported that Jones has surfaced along with Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart as candidates for the vacant head coaching job at Tennessee after Louisville coach Charlie Strong turned down the Vols’ offer. Jones has also been mentioned as a possible candidate at Wisconsin.
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