Several reports say Tennessee has fired Jones after five seasons as the Vols' head coach. Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman was the first to report the news late Sunday morning.
But losing to Missouri in Columbia, a team that Tennessee defeated 63-37 last season, was all athletic director John Currie could stand and everyone involved with the Vols football program could stand no more.
Brady Hoke, who spent four mostly unsuccessful years as the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines, is getting another shot at running things for a college football team.
Regardless of preseason projections, a 4-6 overall record and 0-6 mark in the SEC was not what anyone wanted to see in Knoxville.
The Vols will need an interim head coach and Brady Hoke is the next man up.
What did Jones tell him?
Butch Jones is out at Tennessee.
Tennessee is winless in SEC conference play this year, including at Kentucky, just their second loss to the wildcats in the last 33 years.
As bad as the season has gone, UT still has a slim chance at bowl eligibility; it must win both its remaining games. The Vols also have never lost eight games in a season.
Under Jones, the Vols didn't achieve the success they experienced in the 1990s. Hoke, the former head coach at MI, is in his first year at Tennessee. Previously, Butch was the head coach at the University of Cincinnati and was also the head coach at Central Michigan.
Dooley, Johnny Majors, Doug Dickey and Bowden Wyatt are the only Tennessee coaches to endure one-win conference campaigns.