Monday, December 8, 2014

Morning Wrap: Butch Jones Gets Tennessee Contract Extension

We report news of Tennessee head coach Butch Jones getting a contract extension Monday morning for one reason: To give the Michigan fans a reality check. He's not taking your job.

Jones, who led the Volunteers to their 1st bowl bid since 2010 will get $3.6 million a year through 2020. Reports say there is money for his assistants to get raises as well.

The move coincides with a report from that Michigan approached Tennessee for approval to speak with Jones. A question that he apparently politely declined.

So the Vols, a team many think have a bright future in the mediocre SEC East have their coach locked up, a ton of young talent in place and future star in QB Josh Dobbs.

That adds up to the school potentially regaining the past glory it's fan base longs for and has wanted since the demise of Phillip Fulmer.

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