KNOXVILLE — Christmas amid change is nothing new for Butch Jones and his family.
Tennessee's new football coach faced uncertainty during the holiday season six years ago, when now-Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly left Central Michigan for Cincinnati. Nearly three weeks later, the Chippewas hired Jones as his successor in early January.
Three years ago, Cincinnati named Jones to replace Kelly nine days before Christmas.
Though he's had 18 days between taking the Volunteers' job and today's holiday, Jones has been busy getting things established at UT while keeping up with his wife, Barb, and sons Alex, Adam and Andrew — aged 16, 12 and 5 — in Cincinnati.
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