Butch Jones said " I am very fortunate to be your head coach" during his first news conference Friday afternoon. It seemed surreal to Butch after the whirlwind week he had.
He stood at a podium at Neyland stadium's Peyton Manning locker room, telling a story about how Manning a legend at UT, had tried to convince him to come and coach at Colorado.
Tennessee has been looking for a coach for over 3 weeks after the firing of Derek Dooley, according to UT's athletic director Dave Hart, Jon Gruden just didn't show any interest in the job,but we are very happy to have Butch, "he has a track record of success at every program he has led, and views Tennessee as the job he has coveted.We look forward to Butch leading our football program back to prominence.
Butch Jones said "it is truly an honor and a privilege to be the head coach at Tennessee,I understand the values,traditions and the level of expectations that come with this position and I look forward to be a part of the Vol nation."