If you missed the news on Rocky Top, Butch Jones has been fired by Tennessee following its 50-17 Saturday night loss at Missouri. Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports and Sports Illustrated was the first to break the news.
So what’s next for Tennessee? According to Volquest, defensive line coach Brady Hoke will be named the interim coach for the final two games of the season for Tennessee. The Vols finish the season with two home games against LSU and Vanderbilt.
Hoke, of course, was formerly Michigan’s head coach before Jim Harbaugh arrived in Ann Arbor. Prior to his duties at Michigan, Hoke was the head coach at San Diego State and Ball State. This is his first season in Knoxville.
The decision to name Hoke the interim coach is an interesting one, considering defensive coordinator Bob Shoop has been on staff for two seasons and also has head coaching experience. Offensive coordinator Larry Scott has also served as an interim, as he went 4-2 as Miami’s interim coach after Al Golden was fired.
Was told #Tennessee AD John Currie wanted coordinators Larry Scott and Bob Shoop to continue overseeing their units, so went with Hoke as interim.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) November 12, 2017