Jones struggled to win consistently within the SEC, especially against rivals Florida, Georgia and Alabama.
Multiple news outlets are reporting that Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones informed his players today that he has been fired as their coach.
As bad as the season has gone, UT still has a slim chance at bowl eligibility; it must win both its remaining games.
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Jones was hired December 5th, 2012 and was the 24th head football coach in school history.
Defensive line coach Brady Hoke, the former University of MI head coach, will serve as UT's interim head coach for the last two games. He also coached at Ball State and San Diego.
The Volunteers are 0-6 in the Southeastern Conference this season with a 4-6 overall record. How clear could it be that Tennessee was completely outmatched and Jones needed to be dismissed?
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Butch Jones apparently isn't too interested in keeping the recruiting class he assembled in place at Tennessee. The Volunteers showed some fight early on in the game, but looked completely lackluster in the second half Saturday night, getting outscored 26-0 in the second half. Jones went 34-27 during his tenure.
If Tennessee wanted to wait until after the season to make a coaching change, the football team's lack of success made that an increasingly hard choice. And now, the football program is looking for its fourth head coach in nine years.
The move comes after a blowout loss to Missouri on Saturday. Ish Witter ran for 216 yards and Rountree put up 156 yards.
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