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Tennessee fires Jones as coach

Tennessee has fired fifth-year coach Butch Jones after another blowout loss, the school announced Sunday.

Athletic director John Currie told Jones on Sunday morning that he was being fired with two games left in the regular season.

Defensive line coach Brady Hoke will serve as interim head coach for the rest of the year. Hoke, the former head coach at Michigan, is in his first year at Tennessee.

Tennessee, winless this year in the SEC, was blown out 50-17 at Missouri on Saturday, its fifth loss in the past six games. Tennessee, 4-6 overall and 0-6 in the SEC, is in danger of missing a bowl game for the first time since 2013, Jones' first season.

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November 13, 2017