The Tennessee Volunteers officially fired Butch Jones on Sunday.
The decision came the morning after a 50-17 loss to Missouri. That loss alone was an ugly one, but it was simply the latest in a string of growing disappointments under Jones. The Vols fell to 4-6 on the season and are still without a win in the SEC.
In his press conference to address the change, Tennessee AD John Currie did not mince words. He simply stated that the Vols haven’t won enough lately and needed to make a change.
Currie and the Vols will now deal with the pressure of finding the right coach. Tennessee remains a strong program in the SEC and could rebound quickly with the right person in charge.
Jones will also move on after leading the Vols to a 34-27 record over parts of five seasons. There were some highlights during his time in Knoxville, but he could never produce on a consistent basis.
@utlockerroom shared a photo of the letter that Currie delivered to Jones to announce the decision. According to the letter, Jones’ official buyout number was just north of $8.2 million.
Here’s the photo of the letter: