Butch Jones' time as Tennessee football coach is over

Tennessee Vols set to take on potent Missouri offense in their final regular-season road contest of season

The loss dropped the Vols to 4-6 on the season and 34-27 under Jones.

Jones began his head coaching career at Central Michigan before moving to Cincinnati and eventually to Tennessee in 2013.

Dooley, Johnny Majors, Doug Dickey and Bowden Wyatt are the only Tennessee coaches to endure one-win conference campaigns.

What did Jones tell him?

Two weeks ago, the Volunteers lost at Kentucky 29-26, only its second loss to the Wildcats in the past 33 years. Coach Brady Hoke has been interim head coach.

However, Jones was never able to take UT back to the SEC Championship game.

Tennessee fans have been clamoring for Jones' firing for most of the season, but reached a fever pitch on September 30 when they were shut out by Georgia 41-0 at home.

Tennessee tied the Missouri game with 1:15 left in the first half on a 19-yard pass from freshman quarterback Will McBride to tight end Ethan Wolf.

"I would like to emphasize how much I appreciate Butch and Barb Jones and their sons, Alex, Adam and Andrew", the statement form Currie reads.

His most notable misstep in that regard came past year when he referred to his senior class as "champions of life" two days after the Vols were eliminated from East Division championship contention.

Tennessee (4-6, 0-6) managed just 285 total yards. Attendance is at 98,090 so far this year.

Brady Hoke, who spent four mostly unsuccessful years as the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines, is getting another shot at running things for a college football team. During that time, the program has improved tremendously in the areas of academics, discipline and community involvement. The suit was settled for $2.48 million in July 2016.

All of Jones' assistants are under contract through next season.

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