Maryland Football: Butch Jones Interested In Head Coaching Job

The Maryland football program is without a head coach. After reinstating head coach D.J. Durkin earlier this week, the Terrapins made the decision to fire him after his reinstatement was met with negative reaction. Durkin had been on paid administrative leave since August 11 following the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who died of a heat stroke following a workout over the summer.

Matt Canada is currently serving as the interim head coach.

But if the Terrapins are looking to make a splash with their next head coaching hire, look no further than former Tennessee Volunteers head coach and current Alabama Crimson Tide assistant Butch Jones.

TerrapinSportsReport.com had the news.

Jones, who received an $8.26 million buyout from the University of Tennessee following his firing, is currently earning just $35,000 for his role at Alabama. Jones receives his buyout in monthly installments that will be paid until February 2021.

During his time at Tennessee, Jones held a record of 34-27. Overall, the head coach has compiled a record of 84-54.

Next up for the Terrapins is a meeting with Michigan State at Byrd Stadium. Kickoff between the Terrapins and Spartans is set for 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2.