With Butch Jones rumored to be very close to joining Nick Saban as an analyst at Alabama, Tennessee is finally getting around to tearing down a giant image of the former Vols head coach from Neyland Stadium’s scoreboard.
On Monday morning, workers showed up on the scene in Knoxville to begin removing an image of Jones that has been hovering over the campus on the back of the scoreboard in Neyland Stadium, much to the chagrin of Tennessee faithful. Jones was fired as head coach back in November, yet the image of Jones remained on the scoreboard for months, even well after Tennessee hired its new head coach, Jeremy Pruitt.
The scoreboard actually has three separate images plastered to it. What replaces him remains to be seen, although an image of Pruitt would seem likely. The other images on the scoreboard are of former Tennessee head coach Gen. Robert Neyland, whom the stadium is named after, and Reggie White. White’s image will also be removed, and an updated image of Neyland will be added. A possible replacement for either Jones or White could be Peyton Manning, although that is pure speculation.