Butch Jones

Saturday, Feb. 18th
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The University of Tennessee announced on Dec. 7, 2012 the hiring of Butch Jones as the 24th head football coach of the Vols. Jones owns a 71-44 record (.617) in nine seasons as a head coach, and his teams have earned bowl appearances in seven of his first nine seasons as a head coach. Jones is 42-26 (.618) in conference play, 60-5 when leading at halftime and 60-6 when leading after three quarters. Jones joined UT from the University of Cincinnati, where he finished with a 23-14 record (.657) in three seasons with the Bearcats.

Jones led the Vols to an 9-4 regular-season record in 2015, marking Tennessee's best season since 2007. Under Jones, UT won bowls in back-to-back seasons for the first since 1995-96. Tennessee finished the 2015 season on a six-game winning streak, marking the Vols' longest streak since winning the final six regular-season contests of 2003.

The Vols closed the 2015 season with a 45-6 dominating win over #13 Northwestern in the Outback Bowl. It was Tennessee's largest margin of victory in its' storied bowl history.

Tennessee was ranked 22nd in the final Associated Press Poll and 23rd in the Coaches Poll.

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