Report: Butch Jones hasn't officially left the Alabama staff yet
When Mike Locksley accepted the Maryland head coaching job, it was reported that he would take a couple of Alabama assistants, including analyst Butch Jones, with him.
However, that may not be the case — at least not just yet, anyway.
Per a report from AL.com, Jones hasn’t officially left the Crimson Tide yet, and could end up with an on-field role for Nick Saban’s staff in 2019 if he stays:
While it has been reported elsewhere that Butch Jones was set to join Mike Locksley’s staff at Maryland, sources have said that Jones is still currently working for Alabama. AL.com previously reported that while there was a good chance Jones could end up at Maryland, it was still possible Jones could end up staying at Alabama if he was promoted to an on-field job.
If Alabama brings back Steve Sarkisian as the offensive coordinator and promotes Butch Jones, it may go down as one of the least-popular offseasons in recent Crimson Tide history.
Nothing is official yet, but it is shaping up to be quite a week in Tuscaloosa.