Vols hire Cincinnati's Jones as new football coach
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Butch Jones wasn't Tennessee's first choice as its next football coach. The Volunteers believe the former Cincinnati coach will prove he's the right choice.
Tennessee announced Friday morning that Jones had agreed to become its fourth coach in six seasons, ending a tumultuous couple of days for both parties. Tennessee has scheduled a Friday afternoon news conference to announce the hiring, which was first reported by VolQuest.com.
"It is truly an honor and a privilege to be the head football coach at the University of Tennessee," Jones said in a statement. "I understand the values, traditions and level of expectations that come with this position, and I look forward to being a part of the Vol Nation."
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