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Butch Jones ousted at Tennessee

Butch Jones ousted at Tennessee

That was the second longest active streak in the FBS at the time and the longest for a Tennessee team since the Vols went undefeated in 1998 and won the first game of the '99 season. Jones has already informed his staff of his firing and meet with players around 1 p.m.

ESPN's Chris Low reported that Brady Joke, former Ball State, San Diego State and MI head coach, will be the interim coach for the Vols.

Butch's 2016 team scored 473 points and 63 touchdowns, both marks the most in a single season in Tennessee history.

Jones signed a four-year contract after not being able to make it out of year one.

Jones struggled to win consistently within the SEC, especially against rivals Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

Hoke took over as the defensive line coach for the Volunteers this season after spending last season as the defensive coordinator at Oregon.

Dooley, Johnny Majors, Doug Dickey and Bowden Wyatt are the only Tennessee coaches to endure one-win conference campaigns. In those six games, the Vols have scored just six offensive touchdowns. The Vols play host to LSU this Saturday, then close the regular season with a home game against Vanderbilt.

Jones ends his career in Knoxville with an overall record of 34-27. He can certainly provide a steadying hand, drawing on previous head coaching experience at Ball State, San Diego State and MI.

The storied program was guided by two head coaches for 32 years - John Majors and Phillip Fulmer.

Missouri crushed Tennessee 50-17 on Saturday night, dropping the Vols to 4-6 ocerall and 0-6 in the SEC. The Vols also have never lost eight games in a season.