Do you fear that Butch Jones could bolt for another job?
This question is prompted by a comment I heard about, and the specific worry is that Butch might be lured back to his home state of Michigan.
The Wolverines football program has fallen to sub-standard, and their head coach might be shown the door by season’s end.
Could the powers in Ann Arbor come knocking for a certain head coach in Knoxville?
Well, perhaps they could. But to fully flush this out, you would be talking about a contract renegotiation/extension/buyout clause change as a way to protect what we have. And that prompts the next questions: What do we have? And is what we have worth a potential elaborate increase in an already lucrative contract?
Those ‘next questions’ are objectively premature, but I think all signs point to ‘we got the real deal now’.
And just like the case of Jon Gruden, why would Butch Jones even want to go to the University of Michigan? Yes, Michigan is his home state, but he didn’t attend/play for the University.
All such talk at this stage of the game is complete hooey. It is prompted by a nervous fan base that got spurned by Kiffin’s one-and-done (which in the opinion of many has turned out to be a GOOD thing).
Or, to be more accurate, if the VolNation has nothing to worry about, they will create something to worry about. Nothing new here.
What say you?