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Earlier this morning, Knoxville radio host Erik Ainge tweeted that Butch Jones to Kentucky was a “done deal.” Like so many “done deals” in the past, its validity is questionable at best., a relatively reliable site dedicated to coaching rumors, has its doubts:

Kentucky: Plenty of people sending us reports that Butch Jones will be named head coach at Kentucky very soon. Our sources tell us this is not the case.

Stay tuned…

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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32 Comments for casts doubt on the Butch Jones rumors

  1. Sources, My Butt
    11:31 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Every single person who uses the term “sources tell me” in the next 24 hours needs
    to be dunked in lime jello. If you can’t name your sources, to hades with you. Cowards!

  2. Richie Farmer
    11:32 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    He looks like me without the mustache.

  3. schwing
    11:34 am November 26, 2012 Permalink


  4. Irwin R. Fletcher
    11:35 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Sources tell me lime jello ain’t all that bad.

  5. 96cats98
    11:37 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Cincinnati still has a regular season game and bowl game left. He’s not going to announce he is leaving now….
    Only reason I want Jones is it would really be poop in the ice cream for all the UC fans. Dealing with those idiots would be much more fun. But… he is dominating a sorry football league.

  6. Chuck
    11:39 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    We can only hope this guy will go to Tennessee, he’s not that good in a BAD conference, for example: West Virginia was in a BCS Bowl Game and this year they’re 6-5 in the Big 12. Any half way decent coach can coach a team to a winning record in the Big Least!

  7. Jones and Jones
    11:42 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Butch is related to Matt Jones, they are beer drinking soul mates.

    Butch Jones to UK, it will happen in a couple of days or after UC’s bowl game. Jones is not going to move his family to Tennessee when he can get more money at UK and use Tennessee as leverage

  8. Mediocrity
    11:44 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Lets get a mid-range coach in the worst football conference in America. This is a great idea.

  9. Ryan D
    11:44 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    After watching UC for the first time this weekend. It looked like the same game plan Joker uses. Not impressed

  10. TexasCat
    11:45 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    My Choices:
    1. Tommy Tuberville as HC w/ Neal Brown as OC.
    2. Mark Stoops as HC & DC w/ Neal Brown as OC.

    But the more I read about Mike MacIntyre, the more I like what I see. His NFL experience and connection to Parcell, his history in the SEC and ability to recruit the south, and what he has done at SJSU. Very Nice! He brings in a top defensive coordinator this could be really good!

    All that to say, if I could have a wish it would be Bobby Petrino – everyone deserves a second chance. Forgiveness is divine!

  11. UK Homer
    11:46 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Yet another example where listening to Matt turned out well. It’s going to be one of those four from last night. Point blank period.

  12. Chuck
    11:47 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    I’m with you #8 last year Dana Halgorson the coach at WVU was a hot commodity and now WVU couldn’t give him away!

  13. embrace mediocrity
    11:47 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    #8 UK has to have a coach, right? LOL, keep on thinking Petrino, Bill Cowher or Jon Gruden will come. Did you ever consider that the coach UK will end up with is the one that will actually ACCEPT the job, and not the pie in the sky candidate delusional UK fans think will take the job if we just offer enough $$??? C’MON MAN.

  14. skyfall
    11:48 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Fallujah Sports Radio has a caller named Ayatolla Short who smokes the hookah and gives outrageous betting lines on camel races. He is known for telling the host that he is a great jihadist.

  15. Thaxonator
    11:48 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Butch Jones has gotten ALL of his success on the coat tails of Brian Kelly. Kelly was at Central Michigan right before him and at Cincinnati right before him….not a good hire.

  16. jaws2
    11:49 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Hope this is not our guy. He’s a good coach; in a ridiculously poor league. A league that KENT STATE could steal a BCS berth from. Are you kidding me! He’ll get the same talent and recruits he gets now, but will be coaching in the NFL ‘D’ league. This will not be successful in the SEC. We need but won’t get a good head coach from a strong conference. I believe the next best choice is either a successful head coach at a smaller school that meets our criteria, or a successful coordinator at a big time school that’s’ paid his dues and wants that head coaches job as his next step. We don’t need a Butch Jones.

  17. Chuck
    11:51 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Someone that gets Charlie Strong will find out that he’s not that good of a coach either. A great recruiter? Yes. A good coach? No. My predictions: Strong to Arkansas, Petrino to Auburn, Jones to Tennessee, and Macintyre to UK.

  18. SteveM
    11:55 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Why would anyone (Jones/Macintyre) accept the UK job if they are candidates for any other position?

  19. Jughead
    11:55 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Phil Fulmer spotted at Tolly Ho last night.

  20. Matt is the man
    11:55 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    #11, you are on the money. I think Matt should seriously consider wearing shoes at media day next football season. If not, lets buy him some high top Chuckie Taylor converse.

  21. You're wrong
    11:56 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    You people are crazy to think UK can’t get big name coaches & recruits! Besides the fact that we play in THE premiere conference of college football, UK has a great fan base that fills seats (when we’re winning— or at least competitive).
    As for not being a “traditional football powerhouse”— it really doesn’t matter much these days. All it takes is the right coach and an emphasis on the program. Winning is uber important too. One only need to look at our basketball problem to recognize kids go to a school because of the coach and his ability to develop & propel them to the pros. Kids don’t care about what your program’s historical win/loss record. Anyone believe Brian Kelly at Notre Dame will have trouble recruiting for next couple years, even if they’re recruiting from Alabama or Georgia? NOPE! It’s all about the current state of the program— is it an “in” program is their concern.
    As for the coach— while money matters, most big time coaches are ego driven. Their egos are stroked by coming in and turning around a crappy program like UK’s.
    What could sabotage a big time coach from coming here? UK’s administration not supporting and placing enough marketing emphasis and financial resources on the football program. The fans support is crucial to a coach– just look at the dancing Matthew Mitchell does at Madness. That’s not for his team’s entertainment— it gets the hoops team some publicity & generates some excitement. If the fan base DEMANDS winning like we do in basketball, then UK admin will comply. That’s why teams like TN are still considered to be football schools, even though they really haven’t been relevant for over a decade. UK will continue to be irrelevant in football unless we start demanding a winning tradition the way we do in basketball.

  22. Ryan D
    11:57 am November 26, 2012 Permalink

    First off just because you don’t agree with one hire doesn’t mean I want Petrino. I don’t want Petrino no one does that should speak for itself. The coach from SJSU looks to be the best option, and most believable.

  23. millwooded
    12:00 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    barnharts interview with jones.
    mb..”what makes you think you are the man for the job?”
    bj..”i beat VANDY last year”
    mb..”when can you start?’

  24. You're wrong
    12:07 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    UK could be the best job available (of the 4 schools looking) in the SEC especially considering there’d be less overall pressure to win (much to our chagrin) AND if administration would change the culture to actually wholeheartedly support program.
    Either way, we’re an SEC program but the other 3 schools place much more emphasis on winning in football, which to me, is of more importance to coaches.

  25. Delk for 3
    12:19 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    24 — That is just not true. Coaches want to be the best (that is why they are coaches) and they want to be in the best positions. Except for Lane Kiffin, Tennessee is a destination job that coaches dream about landing. Auburn is a very similar type of job. In my opinion, Arkansas and Kentucky are very similar. The fact is, though, coaches want to be at places where there is pressure to win.

  26. are you sure?
    12:27 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    #21 First, if you are younger than 25 years or so, I’ll give you benefit of the doubt. But if not… have you not watched UK football in the last 25 years or so? HISTORY tells us UK CANNOT get top coaches or recruits (chicken vs. egg argument?). Other than a 4 star player sprinkled into every 5th class, what tells you otherwise? Curry couldn’t do it. Big name coach from big name school. Yes UK does play in the premier conference. But being the 14th school (currently) in terms of success and potential doesn’t look too good to a coach! Yeah, come coach in the SEC… and get your butt handed to you weekly. LOL, you cite Notre Dame as a “non traditional” situation?? WHAT? So coaches egos are stroked by coming in and turning around a program? Is that why we’ve had so many highly successful turnarounds? Oh wait, UK hasn’t had a coach leave with a winning record since when? Bear Bryant?
    So I guess we need a dancing coach and we’ll simply demand excellence. Let’s start an “excellence petition”. That and a dancing coach should do the trick.

  27. CTheTerminatorK23
    12:39 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    from what I have been seeing online and hearing from insider reporter for ESPN it look’s like Patrino will be the Auburn head coach , Butch Jones to Tenn , and Mike MacIntyre to Colorado , UK is said to probably hire Neal brown or Kurt Kilsberry , and Arkansas is set to hire Sunny dykes no Joke so major shake up!

  28. Cincinnati Job > UK
    12:53 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Sad fact…UK fans are delusional…second only to Arkansas.

  29. Linda Taylor
    12:56 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    27 – Did you mean Kliff Kingsbury?

  30. Tej
    12:59 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    No matter which coaching candidate is mentioned, some people immediately criticize the guy. I think if Nick Saban was a candidate there would be people saying “he can’t coach”. All of the coaches in the mix have won and all of them are being sought by other programs. So, obviously these guys are good coaches. Amazing how some posters think they know more than the ADs about the candidates.

  31. Please No
    1:17 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Please be wrong! He’s a good coach but he’s the wrong guy. Never built a program or taken one up a notch.

    Yes, he’s maintained them very well at the levels he inherited, but never once taken one to new levels.

    Good coach/bad fit!

  32. Opti
    3:07 pm November 26, 2012 Permalink

    Drew & Tyler…How about a post addressing the fact that UK no longer will keep actual attendance numbers so they aren’t subject to open records requirements.

    What do you think?