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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Annapolis MD

    Buyout increased for Vols' Butch Jones

    So over the next two years, it will take $4 million to pry Jones away. It won't stop a major university, but should keep Jones in Tennessee for at least those two years. By that point, it might be time for another extension.

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee coach Butch Jones' contract extension increases the buyout he would have to pay if he chooses to leave before the end of the next two seasons.

    Under terms of the contract addendum released Wednesday, Jones would owe the university $4 million if he chose to leave before March 2016.

    He'd owe $3 million if he opted to leave between March 1, 2016, and Feb. 28, 2017. He would owe $2 million if he chose to depart from March 1, 2017, to Feb. 29, 2020.

    Jones' original contract called for him to pay $3 million if he chose to leave before March 2016 and $2 million if he left before March 2019.

    Tennessee announced Monday it was extending Jones' contract through 2020 and increasing his annual pay to $3.6 million.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Fort Rucker, AL.
    As Florida demonstrated, a buy out is not going to stop a school any more. But I think it is a good idea. Tennessee can be returned to a Big time program, and hopefully a buy out clause won't be necessary any more. Tennessee has a huge fan base, a giant stadium, and they play in the SEC. Where do you go from there?

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