Jones was hired December 5th, 2012 and was the 24th head football coach in school history. Tennessee has shown itself incapable of beating virtually any team in the SEC, but it wasn't unreasonable to expect a victory against the Tigers - or at the very least, show some competitiveness.
Jones signed a four-year contract after not being able to make it out of year one.
What did Jones tell him?
ESPN's Chris Low was the first to report Hoke as the interim coach.
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Lost six of 10 games so far this season. A turnaround and return to contention among the top teams in the SEC seemed imminent.
Defensive line coach Brady Hoke, the former head coach at MI, will serve as UT's interim coach for the remainder of the season.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron has experience as an interim coach.
It appears Hoke is only being considered as a temporary solution; the Volunteers will limp through the rest of the season and try to find a high profile coach in the offseason. Jones went 34-27 during his tenure. He will surely land elsewhere, having had success in previous stops at Central Michigan and Cincinnati. With Tennessee looking for a new coach the five most popular names to become the next Vols head coach are below.
The storied program was guided by two head coaches for 32 years - John Majors and Phillip Fulmer.