LSU will take on an interim coach on Saturday night.
Multiple news outlets are reporting that Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones informed his players today that he has been fired as their coach. 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. Butch Jones is out as the head coach of the Vols, and Brady Hoke is officially the interim coach for the remainder of the season. He can certainly provide a steadying hand, drawing on previous head coaching experience at Ball State, San Diego State and MI.
Jones posted a 6-18 record against ranked opponents and a 14-22 mark against teams with winning records.
Jones' squad has been outscored 206-79 in six league games this season.
The Volunteers are 0-6 in the Southeastern Conference this season with a 4-6 overall record.
The 59-year-old Hoke has head coaching experience at Ball State (six years), San Diego State (two years) and MI (four years), and after his dismissal at MI after the 2014 season, Hoke was out of coaching for a year before spending the 2016 season as Oregon's defensive coordinator. This search will be my sole focus, and I will be in regular contact with Chancellor (Kim) Davenport.
If Tennessee wanted to wait until after the season to make a coaching change, the football team's lack of success made that an increasingly hard choice. The Vols lost to Kentucky two weeks ago and Jones was able to keep his job temporarily by bouncing back with a win over Southern Mississippi, but Saturday's embarrassing 50-17 loss to Missouri was the nail in the coffin.
The Tigers amassed a whopping 659 yards of total offense, including a massive 433 yards on the ground.