Butch Jones
12:37 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Jones turns down CU

UPDATE 12:45 pm:  Associate Sports Communications Director for football Ryan Koslen confirms that Jones has withdrawn his name for the Colorado position. 

UPDATE:  Several media outlets are reporting Thursday that Jones has turned down the Colorado position.    There's  a link to Dennis Janson's story in the WCPO news section of this web page.  More on this story as it develops.

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From Wednesday night:

UC is denying a report this evening that head football coach Butch Jones is leaving the university. Citing a source close to the negotiation, the Denver Post is reporting that Jones is taking the head coaching job at the University of Colorado.  But Assistant Sports Communication Director Jeff Geiser says the reports are false.

During a news conference in Cincinnati on Tuesday Jones skirted questions about whether he was staying or going and at one point said he would end the news conference if the questioning about his job status continued. Jones also said he intended to coach UC in the Belk Bowl December 27th.

The Denver Post reports that Jones was offered a 5-year contract worth $13.5 million.