Would Terrapins hire an intern? Butch Jones reportedly interested in Maryland job
As Butch Jones looks to resurrect his coaching career, a Big Ten school that’s drawn headlines in recent days could be a landing spot.
Jones, now an offensive analyst at Alabama, a job Nick Saban has referred to as an “intern,” is reportedly interested in the Maryland job, according Terrapin Sports, a Rivals site. Jones has been at Alabama since he was fired at Tennessee last season as the Vols dropped to 4-6 following a 50-17 loss at Missouri.
Jones was hired at Tennessee in December 2012, after three seasons as the head coach at Cincinnati and three as the head coach at Central Michigan. Jones is being paid about $8.2 million that stems from a buyout at Tennessee, paid in monthly installments until Feb. 2021, according to reports. That number is mitigated by any future salary he earns.
Jones record at Tennessee was 34-27, but 14-24 in the SEC, and he’s 84-54 overall as a head coach.
If and when Jones leaves, he has a good chance to get a promotion, if previous analysts’ career trajectories are any indication. Other Alabama analysts, such as Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian and Mike Locksley have gone on to bigger jobs elsewhere, or promoted within the Crimson Tide program.
— Scott Greene (@TerrapinNation) November 1, 2018