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Reports: Butch Jones rebuffs Colorado’s offer

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A Denver Post report Wednesday evening that Butch Jones had accepted Colorado’s offer to become the Buffs’ next head coach was quickly rebuffed on several fronts, including by the coach himself.

Less than a day later, it appears the report was about as far off the mark as one can get.

First reported by FootballScoop.com and subsequently confirmed by the Boulder Daily Camera and Cincinnati Enquirer, Jones has decided to eschew the Colorado opportunity, presumably to remain at Cincinnati.  The Daily Camera‘s Kyle Ringo writes that “Jones will not be the next Colorado head coach,” while the Enquirer‘s Bill Koch notes simply that “Jones has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Colorado job.”

On the surface it would appear that Jones will remain with the Bearcats, although there are still openings at Tennessee and Wisconsin that could change that dynamic in the not-too-distant future.

Jones interviewed for the Buffs job on Monday in Boulder and was offered the position the same day according to reports.  He had been expected to make a decision on his coaching future Tuesday.

On his Twitter feed, Ringo noted that San Jose State’s Mark MacIntyre, who had been in play at Cal prior to Sonny Dykes landing the job, could be next up on CU’s to-do list.

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12 Responses to “Reports: Butch Jones rebuffs Colorado’s offer”
  1. thefiesty1 says: Dec 6, 2012 12:02 PM

    Must have something better in mind like Wisconsin or Tennessee. Anyplace is better than in the Big Least.

  2. ningenito78 says: Dec 6, 2012 12:15 PM

    I agree. And it’s the Big Everywhere.

  3. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Dec 6, 2012 12:18 PM

    I see what you did there

  4. gloxford says: Dec 6, 2012 12:44 PM

    CU should go after Pat Fitzgerald coach of Northwestern or Kyle Flood of Rutgers..both good young coaches.. and only make under 1.5 mill pre year.

  5. blitz4848 says: Dec 6, 2012 1:25 PM

    Colorado MUST give whomever they hire a 6 yr contract with a $30 mil buyout.

    Seriously—this football program is in sad shape, with not much talent–to get a decent coach they need to show that they have the patience to make a major committment to turn this around!!!!

  6. raiderufan says: Dec 6, 2012 2:18 PM

    I fail to see how Colorado has anything to offer other than being in the PAC-12 and beautiful atmosphere

  7. raysfan1 says: Dec 6, 2012 3:18 PM

    Re-Buff-ed!

  8. chilomane says: Dec 6, 2012 5:37 PM

    I hate to call for jobs but they have to fire Mike Bohn I know altgletic program support is low but this guy continues to bring the program to new lows.

  9. huskersrock1 says: Dec 6, 2012 6:00 PM

    Bo Pelini is still available.

  10. barbeaux says: Dec 6, 2012 6:06 PM

    Nice pun in the title…not.

  11. hines86for6 says: Dec 6, 2012 11:28 PM

    Butch to Tennessee. as a Vol fan, I’m pissed.

  12. mogogo1 says: Dec 7, 2012 12:18 PM

    CU is a tough, tough place for a coach right now. They’ll struggle to get anybody who has any other prospects whatsoever. They don’t invest much into the program, empty seats at home games were plentiful even during the Gary Barnett years when they were decent, and football simply isn’t a major part of the culture at CU. It’s kind of crazy it is that way given they won a national title back in the 90s, but popularity for football there went into decline the moment Bill McCartney left and has now bottomed out to where it is now.

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