VOL. 132 | NO. 214 | Friday, October 27, 2017
Link on UT
Dave Link, Knoxville Sports Correspondent Updated 2:58PM
Butch Jones will be Tennessee’s football coach Saturday night against Kentucky in Lexington.
It could be his last as the Vols’ coach.
Jones is on a sizzling hot seat after the Vols (3-4, 0-4 SEC) were dominated by No. 1-ranked Alabama 45-7 last Saturday. Speculation is rampant Jones will be fired or already is on his way out.
With consecutive wins over Florida and Georgia, Jones reached a peak of his Tennessee career. Here Jones hugs his son, holder Alex Jones, after ending an 11-game losing streak against Florida last year at Neyland Stadium. The win took the Vols to 5-0, but they would win just three of their remaining seven regular-season games. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics/UTsports)
Jones likely needs to win out and win a bowl game to save his job. It starts against Kentucky (5-2, 2-2 SEC) in a 7:30 EDT kickoff (TV: SEC Network).
“I want to make this