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No Reason for Angst Over Tennessee's Hire

Frank Victores/US Presswire

Tennessee fans are unhappy about the conclusion to their drawn-out coaching search, but they should be happy about the coach they got.

Butch Jones was Tennessee's fourth choice--at best, fourth--for its position of head football coach. Jones is a Big East coach with no SEC coaching experience whose most ignominious loss at Cincinnati came to the man Tennessee just fired: Derek Dooley, who coached the Vols in a 45-23 defeat of the Bearcats on September 10, 2011.

That is correct: Tennessee just hired a man who has not beaten a single ranked team.

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