Butch Jones’ Picture On The Neyland Stadium Jumbotron Is Coming Down

Butch Jones’ Picture On The Neyland Stadium Jumbotron Is Coming Down
Tanner Carson


Nearly two months after his firing, the image of former head coach Butch Jones of the back of the Neyland Stadium Jumbotron *may be* finally coming down at long last!

So it is decreed: one of the last pieces of memorabilia from the Jones era — a picture akin to a 20th Century Eastern European dictator looming menacingly over a city square —  will be erased from the hallowed ground that bears General Neyland’s name.

Since Jones was fired by former athletic director John Currie on Nov. 12, fans have been clamoring for Jones’ image to either be changed or at least removed.

Since then, these events have occurred:

  • Tennessee completed its worst season in program history at 4-8
  • The Greg Schiano revolt
  • Tennessee was made a national laughingstock with its abysmal coaching search
  • Currie was fired and Phillip Fulmer was named his replacement
  • Finally, the Vols found their man in Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt
  • 2017 turned to 2018

But on the second day of this new year, the first official word was announced that Vol Nation will soon no longer have to be reminded of the past when they gaze upon Neyland Stadium as the program enters a new era.

The question must be raised, though, of how difficult it is to contact whatever company owns the equipment necessary to remove Jones’ picture from a structure like the Jumbotron and why it has taken this long?

Here’s hoping that the replacement image will actually be of a person who has earned the right to be placed alongside General Neyland and Reggie White.


Give us your Take...
Tanner Carson

UTK alum. Son of Appalachia. Overtime 6-8 p.m. weekdays. More interesting bio coming soon.

More in Vols

Three Things We Learned From Tennessee’s Loss To Alabama

AJ CookOctober 22, 2018

Keller Chryst Offers A Different, Safer Alternative At Quarterback

Logan QuintonOctober 21, 2018

90/50/10: Tennessee Vs. Alabama

Will OakleyOctober 20, 2018

Fanrun Radio airs on FOX Sports Knoxville WKGN-AM 1340. We create what fans want to hear, see and do. Fanrun Radio is the most popular digital sports platform in this space.


Email FOX(a)SportsRadioKnoxville.com for assistance.



Copyright © 2018 Hodges Media, LLC. Powered by 2:45Tech