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Get to know your new coach: Butch Jones

5:29 PM, Dec 7, 2012   |    comments
  • Butch Jones was born January 17th, 1968. His hometown is Saugatuck, Mich./US Presswire
  • Jones calls Tennessee his "dream job." He says he grew up watching Tennessee football, and loves the legacy and tradition at UT.
  • Jones told the media at his introductory press conference that he wasn't worried about not being UT's first choice. "I was my wife's 3rd choice, but that's worked for 20 years."
  • Jones agreed to a 6 year, $18 million dollar contract to become the head coach at Tennessee.
  • Jones said if you want to be the best, you've got to compete against the best, and that's why he wanted to coach in the SEC.
  • Jones ended his press conference with one of General Neyland's game maxims, "I will give my all for Tennessee today!"
  • Butch Jones arrived in Knoxville Friday afternoon. UT athletic director Dave Hart picked him up at the airport and drove him to campus in advance of his introductory press conference.
  • Butch Jones was the 2011 BIG EAST Coach of the Year. He coached the Cincinnati Bearcats for three seasons./US Presswire
  • Butch Jones took over at University of Cincinnati in Dec. 2009 He was at Central Michigan 2007-09/US Presswire
  • Butch Jones' overall record is: 50-27. His Cincinnati record (2010-12): 32-12/ US Presswire
  • Butch Jones is married with three children./US Presswire
  • His real name is Lyle Allen Jones, Jr. His father was a chief of police for 35 years./US Presswire.
  • Jones says his family's expectations rival any fans. He joked that wife, Barb, and his three sons, Alex, Adam, and Andrew, won't talk to him for a week after a losing game.
    
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Friday we learned that Butch Jones will be the 24th head coach of the University of Tennessee football team.

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