Tennessee recruit: Butch Jones 'told me to find a place to go'

Posted November 13, 2017

Hoke is in his first year as Tennessee's defensive line coach.

The team is expected to have a meeting at 1:00pm.

ESPN reported that defensive line coach Brady Hoke - a former head coach at Ball State, San Diego State and MI - will serve as the interim for the rest of the season. I want to make clear that we are intensely committed to hiring the best coach of Tennessee. "The Jones family has poured their heart and soul into this Tennessee football program and the Knoxville community".

Jones struggled to win consistently within the SEC, especially against rivals Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

Jones, 49, was 34-27 in five seasons at Tennessee.

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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The Vols will need an interim head coach and Brady Hoke is the next man up.

Hoke has been a head coach for 12 seasons, making stops at Ball State and San Diego State before arriving in Ann Arbor in 2011.

The 59-year-old Hoke has head coaching experience at Ball State (six years), San Diego State (two years) and MI (four years), and after his dismissal at MI after the 2014 season, Hoke was out of coaching for a year before spending the 2016 season as Oregon's defensive coordinator.

This comes one day after the Vols were blown out 50-17 at Missouri and the Vols' fifth loss in their last six games.

The Tigers amassed a whopping 659 yards of total offense, including a massive 433 yards on the ground. The Vols also have never lost eight games in a season.