Jones Finally Takes New Job
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Bearcat Insider
Posted Dec 7, 2012

University of Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones resigned his position as head football coach, effective immediately, in a press release from director of athletics Whit Babcock on Friday morning.

Butch Jones visited Purdue and Colorado since Sunday and speculation about Jones departure, looked a certainty. After turning down Colorado, the Cincinnati athletic director Whit Babcock was contacted by Tennessee and Jones quickly accepted their offer after receiving a deadline from Babcock.

Jones, who was named the head coach at UC on Dec. 16, 2009, holds a 50-27 career mark, a 32-12 record in conference play, has five bowl appearances and four league championships to his credit in six seasons as a collegiate head coach. He was 23-14 at UC, guiding the Bearcats to back-to-back BIG EAST Conference Championships in 2011 and 2012 and was named BIG EAST Coach of the Year in 2011. In 2011, UC was the only program nationally to win both its conference championship as well as the league's team academic award.

Babcock will immediately start the search for the next head coach and Bearcat Insider will soon post our Coaches Hot Board.

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