Arkansas State hiring former Tennessee coach Butch Jones

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By RALPH D. RUSSO, the Associated Press

Arkansas State is hiring former Tennessee coach Butch Jones as its new head coach. Jones has spent the last three seasons in an off-the-field role at Alabama under Nick Saban, and replaces Blake Anderson, who was announced as Utah State’s new head coach. Jones spent five seasons as the Volunteers coach, going 34-27, though just 14-24 in the Southeastern Conference. Before that Jones had successful stints at Cincinnati (23-14 in three seasons) and Central Michigan (27-13).