August 27, 2014
CINCINNATI (AP) - A whirlwind week has ended with the University of Cincinnati looking for Butch Jones' replacement as football coach.
Jones resigned to take the job at Tennessee on Friday, one day before the Bearcats (9-3) were scheduled to begin practice to play Duke in the Belk Bowl on Dec. 27. Cincinnati shared the Big East title for the fourth time in the past five years.
The last three Bearcats coaches used the job as a stepping stone to bigger things, leaving after three seasons. Mark Dantonio went to Michigan State, Brian Kelly led Cincinnati to back-to-back titles before heading to Notre Dame and Jones went 23-14 before heading to Tennessee.
He had a $1.4 million buyout in his contract. Jones interviewed with Purdue and Colorado before going to the Vols.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.