Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Jones' accomplishments and failures at Tennessee

Jones' accomplishments and failures at Tennessee

Tennessee has shown itself incapable of beating virtually any team in the SEC, but it wasn't unreasonable to expect a victory against the Tigers - or at the very least, show some competitiveness.

ESPN's Chris Low reported that Brady Joke, former Ball State, San Diego State and MI head coach, will be the interim coach for the Vols.

Tennessee becomes the third SEC coaching vacancy.

Jones signed a four-year contract after not being able to make it out of year one. That included a 14-24 record against SEC competition.

The Butch Jones era in Tennessee has apparently ended. On Sunday, Butch Jones was sacked as head coach of the Volunteers with two games remaining in a miserable season.

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Hoke last acted as a head coach during 2014 in his final season with the Michigan Wolverines.

Dooley, Johnny Majors, Doug Dickey and Bowden Wyatt are the only Tennessee coaches to endure one-win conference campaigns. The Vols followed up that Georgia defeat by losing four of their next five games.

Tennessee was 34-27 in five seasons under Jones and 3-0 in bowl games, but the program was clearly in need of new direction as Jones' tactics were not having the kind of impact and success Tennessee had hoped to see by now.

The storied program was guided by two head coaches for 32 years - John Majors and Phillip Fulmer. Hoke has a career coaching record of 78-70 between three jobs with Ball State, San Diego State and MI.

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. The Vols also have never lost eight games in a season.

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