No longer Alabama's intern: Twitter reacts to Butch Jones landing new role in Tuscaloosa
After two long years working as an intern for Alabama, Butch Jones has finally earned a promotion.
When the former Tennessee coach first joined Nick Saban’s staff, the Alabama head coach defined Jones’ role in Tuscaloosa as an intern with the program but for the 2020 season, Jones has been promoted to “Special Assistant to Head Coach” as listed in the online Alabama directory.
Here’s a screenshot of Jones’ new role with the Tide:
It’s very unusual for an assistant to stay on staff in an off-the-field role for three years in a row but Jones is that integral to the operation down in Tuscaloosa. Surely this has nothing to do with the fact Jones continues to receive buyout checks from Tennessee and is scheduled to continue to earn those checks until 2021.
Well, following the news of Jones’ new title, which was first reported by Matt Zentiz of AL.com, it hasn’t taken long for Twitter to chime in on the news that Saban has a new special assistant.
Check it out below:
Butch Jones getting the Dwight Schrute treatment in Tuscaloosa. https://t.co/RtPrGg1Cna
— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) February 20, 2020
You could tell me this is real or a complete joke and I would believe you either way https://t.co/Kj06xdEsvv
— Lucas Panzica (@lucaspanzica) February 20, 2020
So he has graduated from filling up Saban's boat (poorly I might add) to getting his lunches. Congrats, coach! https://t.co/4mpwRrZwOf
— Sean Sullivan (@sullyvol) February 20, 2020
Rebuilding his career brick by brick
— Timothygarrett (@Timothy84493085) February 20, 2020
Assistant TO the regional manager
— Don (@dbmsu) February 20, 2020
Bring a donut with that coffee.
— Richard L (@RichardLedbett3) February 20, 2020
— BigOrangePruitt (@BigOrangePruitt) February 20, 2020
The sought after coffee cart role.
— Anthony Morrison (@morriaa) February 20, 2020
Only one more year for Deadbeat Jones. pic.twitter.com/waC12KWCua
— BigOrangeVolz (@BigOrangeVolz) February 20, 2020