Watch Butch Jones Cincinnati press conference at 10 a.m.

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2012, file photo, Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones, left, slaps hands with his players as they run off the field after scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Fordham in Cincinnati. The bowl-bound Bearcats wait to hear from coach Jones about whether he'll stay or head off to either Purdue or Colorado. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2012, file photo, Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones, left, slaps hands with his players as they run off the field after scoring a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Fordham in Cincinnati. The bowl-bound Bearcats wait to hear from coach Jones about whether he'll stay or head off to either Purdue or Colorado. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

Butch Jones has left the University of Cincinnati to become Tennessee's next football coach.

Follow Jones' 10 a.m. press conference in Cincinnati by clicking here.

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born2ride writes:

Please don't let this hire happen.

bbmon13#478091 writes:

hey....who is Butch Jones?
wasn't he Cooter on the Dukes of Hazzard?

volnbig11land writes:

I live North of Cincinnati and I just listened to the Cincy AD’s press conference. A couple of points of interest; he said the Coach Jones had interest from numerous BCS schools last year. He also said that Coach Jones turned down the Colorado offer before he was contacted by Tennessee. Finally, he said that Dave Hart contacted him before he contacted Coach Jones and was very honest and upfront with him. He said Hart was the ONLY AD to do that, and that it was appreciated and very rare in today’s world.

Go Vols!

Snapshot writes:

in response to born2ride:

Please don't let this hire happen.

Get on board or quite moaning. GBO!

DeltaCharlie3 writes:

Keep Butch Davis!

budvol writes:

Good luck coach! Now lets get this ball rolling!

PUL4VOLS writes:

We have a Head Coach, can we stop all the blabbering and get behind the team and him? Nega-Vols GO AWAY!
Welcome Coach Jones, some of us will support you and your staff. Now go get us some good recruits.
The search is done, the hire made, can we all just get along and get on with life?

1959Vol writes:

in response to volnbig11land:

I live North of Cincinnati and I just listened to the Cincy AD’s press conference. A couple of points of interest; he said the Coach Jones had interest from numerous BCS schools last year. He also said that Coach Jones turned down the Colorado offer before he was contacted by Tennessee. Finally, he said that Dave Hart contacted him before he contacted Coach Jones and was very honest and upfront with him. He said Hart was the ONLY AD to do that, and that it was appreciated and very rare in today’s world.

Go Vols!

Hart sounds like an ethical AD who does things the right way. And I like that.

brokendownoldvol writes:

Didn't Dooley beat Cincinatti last yr worse than any team while he coached at UT? :((

PennVol writes:

Was this guy the older brother in Home Alone?

skyhawk836 writes:

in response to brokendownoldvol:

Didn't Dooley beat Cincinatti last yr worse than any team while he coached at UT? :((

And Jones beat Vandy. Does that mean that Dooley is a better coach than Franklin?
In other words, it is an irrelevant point.
The man has been a head coach for the past 6 years and has won 4 conference championships.

D60 writes:

I sure hope he tell Cincy he's staying

orangecountyvols writes:

in response to brokendownoldvol:

Didn't Dooley beat Cincinatti last yr worse than any team while he coached at UT? :((

So?

budvol writes:

in response to brokendownoldvol:

Didn't Dooley beat Cincinatti last yr worse than any team while he coached at UT? :((

He did have big least talent!

pcorange writes:

We should thank Hart for working methodically down through a list of candidates for our HC position. He asked us to be patient at the outset, told us that it was more important that he get the right man for the job than it was to make a quick hire. If he had hired a "big name" coach for big bank who really didn't want to be here, it might have turned out just like Lane Kiffin. We have a coach now who wanted this job, who has a track record of being a very good football coach, and I think we should get behind him and support him 100%. Are we going to win the SEC in 2013? No. Will we start laying the foundation for a return to relevancy? I think the answer to that is "Yes".

volpreacherman writes:

in response to brokendownoldvol:

Didn't Dooley beat Cincinatti last yr worse than any team while he coached at UT? :((

Yes and if I'm correct i think he was 2-1 against Charlie Strong. Let's get behind our coach and support him all the way! GBO!!

volpreacherman writes:

in response to pcorange:

We should thank Hart for working methodically down through a list of candidates for our HC position. He asked us to be patient at the outset, told us that it was more important that he get the right man for the job than it was to make a quick hire. If he had hired a "big name" coach for big bank who really didn't want to be here, it might have turned out just like Lane Kiffin. We have a coach now who wanted this job, who has a track record of being a very good football coach, and I think we should get behind him and support him 100%. Are we going to win the SEC in 2013? No. Will we start laying the foundation for a return to relevancy? I think the answer to that is "Yes".

Well said! GBO!

thevoice writes:

in response to born2ride:

Please don't let this hire happen.

Each are entitled to their opinion, but I'd enjoy hearing what coach we should have hired and why from anyone who is unhappy with Jones. In the three years he was with his respective teams, didn't he win the conference championship twice? It's documented that Gruden, Strong, and Gundy turned us down.

ACWLY writes:

Butch Jones is our new coach, I had NOTHING to do with hiring him but I have every thing to do with supporting him and making him feel WELCOME to Tennessee, AND I DO. He's a very good coach and will give this job his best, what else can you ask?

volnbig11land writes:

in response to ACWLY:

Butch Jones is our new coach, I had NOTHING to do with hiring him but I have every thing to do with supporting him and making him feel WELCOME to Tennessee, AND I DO. He's a very good coach and will give this job his best, what else can you ask?

+1

I live in Ohio (job market decision), and they are sad to see him go.

Trolls and what nots will tell you otherwise. But I live here and know what they are saying.

Go Vols!

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