Tag Archive: Butch Jones

Patrick Towles’ versatility a concern for Tennessee coach

By LARRY VAUGHT Tennessee coach Butch Jones was one of the names prominently mentioned in the coaching search two years ago when Kentucky fired Joker Phillips and then eventually hired Mark Stoops. Jones, then the coach at Cincinnati, is now also in his second year rebuilding the Tennessee program and has been impressed with what …

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Half of Tennessee roster is new and interior offensive and defensive line starters all have to be replaced

By LARRY VAUGHT HOOVER, Ala. — Tennessee coach Butch Jones’ evaluation of his team should give Kentucky fans reason to think maybe, just maybe, the Cats can have a shot at beating the Vols this year. “For us at Tennessee, we’re a little bit different. We’re not at the norm in terms of having to …

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Father says it will be hard for Drew Barker to “disappoint” coaches

By LARRY VAUGHT Terry Barker remembers the first time his son, Conner quarterback Drew Barker, went to UK to see new coach Mark Stoops. They walked into the football facilities and Barker’s father said “every coach was standing at the door waiting to greet us.” He said he would never forget that. “As the saying goes, …

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Coaching rumors for Stoops, Fulmer, Jones, Dykes and Petrino

By LARRY VAUGHT Let’s get a daily dose of coaching rumors for Kentucky football. — If Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.com is right, Kentucky has interviewed Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops for its head coaching opening based on a source he has. That’s the first time Stoops has been mentioned as a possible coach at …

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Fan believes his Facebook post on Petrino gained validity due to hope/fear of UK fans

By LARRY VAUGHT J.R. Greer of London knows numerous ex-Kentucky football players and often communicates with them as well as his former college roommate through Facebook. That’s why Friday he thought he might have a little fun with them and posted a message that Bobby Petrino had agreed to become the next Kentucky football coach. …

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Veteran Kentucky fan sees big plus in hiring Jones, booster apologizes for Petrino rumor

By LARRY VAUGHT I met Forrest Daulton when I attend the annual Ohio UK Convention in Middletown, Ohio, and he even won an autographed football card I brought one year of Jacob Tamme that he gave to his grandson that is now on display in his grandson’s bedroom. “My UK football goes back to Charlie Bradshaw …

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Compare how Tennessee handled Dooley fired to way Kentucky handled firing of Phillips

By LARRY VAUGHT Folks at Vanderbilt must be feeling really good today because in the last two weeks the Commodores have drilled Kentucky and Tennessee and forced both schools to fire their coaches the day after the loss. However, there’s one big difference in what Tennessee did Sunday when it released Derek Dooley compared to …

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Guest post: A look at possible head coaching candidates for Kentucky

Time to Burn those Bridges Kentucky Top Coaches We Could Bring To Kentucky By Lee Ann Herring-Olvedo  Monday morning I finally crossed back over to the Kentucky state line after 10 days on the road covering SEC football at Ole Miss. After a couple weeks in Oxford I sure know how Ole Miss feels during …

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