Here's what you need to know about Tennessee: the Volunteers have gone 28-34 since the start of the 2008 seasson. In Knoxville, that's not good enough.
One can argue until you're orange in the face that Tennessee should not have parted ways with Phil Fulmer. That's history now. Lane Kiffin stuck around for one season and left for USC, then came Derek Dooley. He was asked to leave after going 15-21 in three seasons. That's all in the past. Butch Jones is the new coach, and the future is now.
Jones comes by way of Cincinnati and, before that, Central Michigan. He's a proven winner. While this year's team won't be great, Jones' history suggests he will have the Volunteers back among the SEC's best sooner rather than later.
Thanks to Jimmy.