Jones has work to do
Relationships with highly rated in-state prospects key for new Vols coach
Tennessee didn't land a big-name coach. After all of the rumors, the Volunteers hired Cincinnati's Butch Jones. The decision has created plenty of questions among their prospects.
Many were unsure who Jones was after the announcement was made Friday morning. Before the Vols hired him, they had made overtures to ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy and Louisville coach Charlie Strong.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider
MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HEADLINES
- Stoops bashes Saban's 'consolation' remark
- NCAA's top cop: Cheaters 'will be found out'
- NCAA infractions chair: Reasons for inactivity
- C-USA chief: 'Second 5' will still be relevant
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
- Schutt Tennessee Volunteers Mini Authentic Football Helmet