Report: Tennessee coach Butch Jones to receive raise and contract extension
Tennessee coach Butch Jones can expect a reworked contract, according to a report by FootballScoop.com
The website reported that Tennessee’s administration is preparing another extension and raise for Jones, who was hired by Tennessee following the 2012 season. The Vols finished 2015 with an 8-4 regular-season record following a 53-28 win over Vanderbilt. Tennessee finished 5-3 in the SEC.
Jones received a raise and two-year extension following the 2014 regular season, during which the Vols went 6-6 overall and 3-5 in the SEC. Amid rumors that Michigan may have had interest in Jones, his annual salary went from $2.95 million to $3.6 million. The deal extended Jones’ contract through the 2020 season.
It’s unclear if Jones was ever a real candidate for the Michigan job. The Wolverines eventually hired former San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.