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Butch Jones reportedly taking assistant coaching job at Maryland

The Alabama tenure of Butch Jones’ coaching career appears to be coming to an end.

The former Tennessee head coach turned Crimson Tide analyst will be Maryland’s new tight ends coach and associate head coach, reported Monday night.

Jones would join the staff of current Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, hired as the Terps’ head coach last week.

After being fired by Tennessee late last season, Jones quietly arrived in Tuscaloosa as an offensive analyst. He was paid just $35,000 a year by Alabama with Tennessee paying out a seven-figure annual buyout.

At Alabama, Jones was not permitted to directly coach players since he was not one of the 10 on-field assistants. He worked more behind the scenes in a position that’s become something of a coaching rehab for the likes of Locksley, Steve Sarkisian and others.

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