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Sources: Butch Jones declines offer

Updated: December 7, 2012, 1:51 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Cincinnati's Butch Jones has declined an offer to become the new coach at Colorado, sources close to the coach told ESPN Thursday.

The Denver Post reported Wednesday that Jones had accepted Colorado's offer. However, Jones said that report was "false" in a text to ESPN.

Jones is now being considered for the opening at Tennessee and spoke to Volunteers officials Thursday, according to a source.

Jones had a five-year, $13.5 million offer from Colorado, ...

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