John Currie's full letter firing Butch Jones

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Jones posted a 6-18 record against ranked opponents and a 14-22 mark against teams with winning records.

Local 8 News obtained a copy of the letter John Currie wrote to Butch Jones about his notice of the university's decision to exercise rights to terminate without cause. The Vols would have to win their remaining regular season games against LSU and Vanderbilt to become bowl eligible.

Dooley, Johnny Majors, Doug Dickey and Bowden Wyatt are the only Tennessee coaches to endure one-win conference campaigns.

Hoke took over as the defensive line coach for the Volunteers this season after spending last season as the defensive coordinator at Oregon.

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Brady Hoke is expected to be named as interim coach. The Volunteers showed some fight early on in the game, but looked completely lackluster in the second half Saturday night, getting outscored 26-0 in the second half.

Jones signed a four-year contract after not being able to make it out of year one.

It's been rumored for weeks that Vols football coach Butch Jones would be on the outs.

Jones ends his career in Knoxville with an overall record of 34-27.

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"An exhaustive search is underway for a person of the highest integrity and character with the skills and vision to propel Tennessee to championships".

The move comes after a blowout loss to Missouri on Saturday. On Sunday Morning he notified his team that he will no longer be coaching at Tennessee.

However, the Tigers needed only 57 seconds to drive 75 yards and retake the lead at 24-17 on Larry Rountree's 1-yard run.

Tennessee (4-6, 0-6) managed just 285 total yards.

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