In a text message to 9 News' Dennis Janson, Butch Jones said "Just couldn't pass on this one. Hope u understand, kids were great in meeting."
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati announced Friday morning that Butch Jones will leave his head football coach job with the Bearcats for a head coaching job at the University of Tennessee.
Effective immediately, Jones is no longer the head coach at UC and the Volunteers have already welcomed him with open arms as the 24th head coach of their SEC conference football program. The details of Jones' contract with the Knoxville, Tenn., university have not yet been released.
"I would like to thank Butch Jones for his time at the University of Cincinnati,” UC Director of Athletics Whit Babcock said in a news release. “With that said, we are excited about the future of this program and this job will be extremely attractive nationally. Our search will begin immediately.”
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