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Butch Jones accepts Buffs’ offer? ‘Absolutely false’ says Cincinnati coach

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In the end, the wooing was too great for Butch Jones to resist.

Reportedly.  Maybe.  Possibly.  Or not even remotely the case.  Take your pick.

Two days after interviewing in Colorado for its head-coaching vacancy, and a day after what was supposed to be D-Day, the Denver Post is reporting that Jones has accepted CU’s offer and will become the Buffs’ next head coach.  The decision (?) reportedly came after a last-ditch effort Wednesday by Cincinnati to retain Jones.

At a press conference earlier in the day for the Bearcats’ Belk Bowl appearance, Jones stated that he expected to have a decision on his coaching future “pretty soon.”

Subsequent to the Post‘s report, however, Jones told Pete Thamel of SI.com that any talk of him accepting the CU job is “absolutely false,” so there’s that.  Additionally, a Colorado spokesperson labeled the paper’s report “inaccurate” and the search for Jon Embree‘s successor continues.

When or even if Colorado will officially confirm the diverging developments and introduce their new head football coach, Jones or otherwise, is not yet known, with the current very vehement denials potentially serving as nothing more than semantics as it relates to i’s being dotted and t’s being crossed.  Or potentially serving as an embarrassing case of premature speculation on the Post‘s part.

Jones has spent the past three seasons at Cincinnati, winning 19 games and sharing conference championships the past two years.

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11 Responses to “Butch Jones accepts Buffs’ offer? ‘Absolutely false’ says Cincinnati coach”
  1. rycoem says: Dec 5, 2012 7:06 PM

    Since Jones just can’t seem to decide if the the Buffs job is right for him after this much time, CU should rescind their offer and move on to a qualified coach that actually would be excited to have the position and the millions…

  2. burgandy2260 says: Dec 5, 2012 7:19 PM

    How could someone let there child go to a place where they’re suppose to trust the life of their child to a person who lies from the get-go?

  3. fnc111 says: Dec 5, 2012 8:35 PM

    F the coach and go play ball at a great academic school. That’s how the student athlete can negate the issue of choosing a school based on a lying car salesman coach.

  4. mdac1012 says: Dec 5, 2012 8:56 PM

    If your not going to let your kid play for a coach that lies, then I guess your kid isn’t going to play. They pretty much all say one thing and then do another. They all say they are staying, meanwhile they have the car warming up in the parking lot, pointed in the direction of their new jobs.

    Colleges are the only place where contracts mean absolutely nothing. Whether your a coach or a school looking to ditch your conference, they all make agreements then look to break them when something better comes along.

    Don’t blame the coaches or the schools, blame the system for allowing it to happen.

  5. thegamecocker says: Dec 5, 2012 9:01 PM

    He’d be a fool not to take the Buff job.

  6. cwood02 says: Dec 5, 2012 9:46 PM

    He would be a fool to TAKE the Buffs job.

  7. vincentbojackson says: Dec 5, 2012 9:57 PM

    Who’s lying?

    Both Jones and CU merely stated that no deal is done.

    Neither said a deal is not in the works. You don’t make a formal announcement until all of the details are worked out and a final contract is signed. My guess is they are fine tuning the language in the contract.

  8. ningenito78 says: Dec 6, 2012 12:34 AM

    Why would he be a fool to take the Colorado job? Great school. Great place to live. PAC-12. Big money. Cincy going to be stuck in the Big Everywhere (for now). I’m with gamecocker. He’s gone.

  9. jcarrillo7828 says: Dec 6, 2012 1:33 AM

    Lets not make it seem like “the children” and their parents don’t do the same thing in regards to making commitments and decommitments all the way to signing day. College football has become a very different business with very little commitment from anybody except maybe the fans

  10. polegojim says: Dec 6, 2012 9:46 AM

    Let’s be honest – NO one will be ‘excited’ to take the Buffs job. NO ONE.

    It’s all about the money and having the latitude to BUILD something.

  11. douc66 says: Dec 6, 2012 9:49 AM

    ningenito78 says: Dec 6, 2012 12:34 AM

    Why would he be a fool to take the Colorado job? Great school. Great place to live. PAC-12. Big money. Cincy going to be stuck in the Big Everywhere (for now). I’m with gamecocker. He’s gone.

    Unless Barry Alvarez comes a calling. Then he would have A LOT more to consider.

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