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I am going to wait to hear a cofirmation from UKAA or Jones himself before I get all hot and bothered about this. I like Jones, he is 3rd or 4th on my list and I think he could win here but just because we offered him, does not mean he will be our next coach.
It would take a while to get used to that Michigan accent...
I read on Bearcat Nation (SB Nation like) that it, (the people who made the story) would be 100,000 to 1 chance that Butch leaves Cincy for Kentucky. Kentucky is the 1 %
You're probably right Minter. It must be "sticker shock"
Dwayne peeves, uk spokesman, says uk has not offered jones the job.
This may be butch jones trying to get Tennessee nervous and force a quick job offer out of them.
If UC fans think they can keep Jones for long, they're living in a pipe dream. There is no fan support, no facilities and no money. Jones to UK, might be a better move for Jones than for UK. He will double his salary, live in a much nicer town, and his face will be on national TV almost every week.
Your team. All the time.
UK officials saying job has not been offered to anyone.
Maybe because the position has not been officially posted?
Butch Jones makes a world of sense, if your the UK Admin. I've stated a case for him to be the next HC in a number of threads.
IMO, He's a very solid candidate that would win the BBN over in short-order. He gets it...Same way Coach Cal get's it. Both are Creative Thinkers w/ Dynamic Personalities.
He's worked w/ much less & made lemonade from lemons. He's comfortable being the face of a program...Working the circuit & doing all the outside glad-handing & hobnobbing.
Plus Jones has a staff of talented coaches w/ the recruiting in-roads to areas UK must mine for talent. Just so many positives w/o the tarnish. (and I'm as Pro-Petrino to UK as anyone!)
I talked with the owner of that site and he said that the guy that reported that the job had been offered is very connected to the coaching and agent community and that's where he got it.
Wonder if UK is just denying it to keep things calm while Cincy still has games left?
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