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Interesting Take - Indiana helped cause Butch Jones demise with Vols

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Never thought about this. I think we should all buy Debord a round if he helped get that idiot out of here. 

 

In 2017, the Indiana Hoosiers hired Mike DeBord away from the Volunteers. That helped cause the demise of Butch Jones with Tennessee football.

As Tennessee football gets set to face the Indiana Hoosiers in the Gator Bowl, they are facing a program that last made a bowl in 2016, just like the Vols. But the aftermath of that, ironically, appeared to have a negative impact on both programs for opposite reasons.

Indiana parted ways with Kevin Wilson before the bowl, and that’s when Tom Allen took over. He lost the Foster Farms Bowl, but one of Allen’s first moves after that was luring Mike DeBord away from Rocky Top to be his offensive coordinator.

 

It appeared to be a coup at the time. The best two years Tennessee football has enjoyed this decade just happened to be the two years DeBord was offensive coordinator, in 2015 and 2016, when they finished 9-4 and in the top 25 each time.

Now, yes, Joshua Dobbs had something to do with that. But you can’t ignore the fact that they have no more than seven wins and no top 25 finishes outside of those two years in the 2010s. It has to mean something.

Well, for the Vols, it meant a lot. Jones decided to promote his tight ends coach, Larry Scott, to offensive coordinator. Scott had prior head coaching experience but no experience ever as a coordinator of any offense. And he turned down a chance to bring in Mark Helfrich because of his incessant stubbornness to stick to his system.

With a starting quarterback race between Quinten Dormady and Jarrett Guarantano, a race Dormady initially won, this was not the year to experiment with a new offensive coordinator. And it showed in the 2017 season.

 

 

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In 2017, the Indiana Hoosiers hired Mike DeBord away from the Volunteers. That helped cause the demise of Butch Jones with Tennessee football. As Tennessee...

 

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It's hell ain't it? When the best thing you can say about somebody is they're gone...

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Never was much of a Debord fan but you have to say Jones and Tennessee went to crap after he left. The change in performance was obvious 

 

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