Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Butch Jones interviewed for the Colorado opening just two days ago. Today the Denver Post posted that Jones had accepted the job to be the next head coach at Colorado.
However, after the article in the Post ran, Jones told SI’s Pete Thamel that any talk of him accepting the Colorado job was “absolutely false”.
Just reached out to Butch Jones, who said any report of him taking the Colorado job is “absolutely false.”
— Pete Thamel(@SIPeteThamel) December 5, 2012
A spokes person for the university also told the Post that the search was still ongoing.
Jones told media members at the Belk Bowl press conference today that Cincinnati was “working on” a counter offer and that he expects “they’ll do the appropriate thing”.
“I’m not trying to play one side against the other. That has nothing to do with it,” said Jones.
Jones said that he expects to have a decision “pretty soon”.
The 44-year-old Jones would be a great hire if Colorado were able to lure him away from Cincinnati, which with the way conference alignment is turning out really shouldn’t be that hard. He has an overall record of 23 – 14 in 3 seasons at Cincy and took home a share of the conference title the last two years.