KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – As news of Butch Jones’ firing began to circulate on Twitter, there were numerous reactions. Here are some highlights:
BREAKING Butch Jones is out as #Vols head coach, source tells me. He just informed his staff.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 12, 2017
My 1st reaction is not happiness. My thoughts immediately go to the former staff members, assts, & former players of Butch Jones. They had their world turned upside down & careers negatively impacted by probably one of the worst Human beings I’ve encountered I️n a long time.
— Jayson Swain (@SwainEvent) November 12, 2017
I’ll never celebrate a man losing his job, I am however very ready for the next phase of TN 🏈. It was hard to 👀 last night but I am grateful for the hard work, energy & passion Butch had for our program. Let’s all be excited for what’s coming and treat CBJ right on the way out!
— Erik Ainge (@ErikAinge3) November 12, 2017
I really like Butch Jones as a person and I think he’s a good coach. But, it’s genuinely best for both Butch Jones and UT to part ways. It was just too poisonous to continue. Now, both can look for a fresh start.
— Greg McElroy (@GregMcElroy) November 12, 2017
— Trevor Daniel (@TrevorDaniel93) November 12, 2017
On way to Bengals-Titans, but happy to see Butch Jones officially fired. Time for the Grudenator, baby!
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 12, 2017
Somewhere Butch Jones watches these Miami games and wonders why the chain became a thing but the trash can did not.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 12, 2017
Tennessee has 99 problems but Butch ain't one.
— Gnash (@Gnash00) November 12, 2017
— Beverly Davenport (@ChancellorDav) November 12, 2017
Butch Jones has been fired. It's officially coaching search time in Tennessee.
— Mark Nagi – What About Recruiting, Lane? (@MarkNagi) November 12, 2017
As fan bases celebrate the firing of coaches such as Butch Jones, a reminder that over 20 families impacted per staff and dozens of kids who have twitter. Imagine a slight element of awareness for that would be welcomed by those without jobs. #coaching
— Yogi Roth (@YogiRoth) November 12, 2017
Some fans didn’t hold back in their distaste for Jones:
Butch Jones works really hard at being unlikable.
— Dayne Young (@dayneyoung) November 12, 2017
Woke up to a early Christmas present butch jones fired as tennessee head coach
— Robert Jennings (@RobertJ76817794) November 12, 2017
Sources: Lyle Butch Jones seen applying for employment at Saban’s new Mercedes dealership in Nashville.
Introduced himself as “Clutch” Jones, 5 speed heart.
— BigOrangeButch (@BigOrangeButch) November 12, 2017
Others were more sympathetic:
@UTCoachJones thank you Coach. Youre leaving UT much much better than you found it. REAL Vol fans appreciate that. Good luck.
— Mike_T_865 (@mikeyT_865) November 12, 2017
Thank you #ButchJones for all the hard work and for all you did to improve Tennessee football. We wish you the best . God bless you and your family .
— EdKelBear (@ed_kel) November 12, 2017