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Tennessee Fires Butch Jones; Hoke Is Interim Coach

Tennessee Fires Butch Jones; Hoke Is Interim Coach

Local 8 News obtained a copy of the letter John Currie wrote to Butch Jones about his notice of the university's decision to exercise rights to terminate without cause.

The move comes after a blowout loss to Missouri on Saturday.

This is a developing story check back with News 2 on air and online for updates. His record at the school is skewed by a 5-7 record in his first season, and a 4-6 finish this year. On Sunday, Butch Jones was sacked as head coach of the Volunteers with two games remaining in a miserable season.

LSU will take on an interim coach on Saturday night.

The Vols are now set to host LSU on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Defensive line coach Brady Hoke, the former University of MI head coach, will serve as UT's interim head coach for the last two games.

"I know Vol Nation will rally around this team and support our student-athletes as they complete the remainder of this season", Currie said in the statement. This search will be my sole focus, and I will be in regular contact with Chancellor (Kim) Davenport.

Jones' squad has been outscored 206-79 in six league games this season.

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.

He also ended the 11-game losing streak to Florida and a 19-game skid against ranked opponents.

However, the Tigers needed only 57 seconds to drive 75 yards and retake the lead at 24-17 on Larry Rountree's 1-yard run. Ish Witter ran for 216 yards and Rountree put up 156 yards.

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