Vols hire Cincinnati's Jones as new football coach

Updated: December 7, 2012, 8:58 PM ET
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Butch Jones was pondering whether to leave Cincinnati this week to coach Colorado when he received a text message that inadvertently foreshadowed his eventual destination.

It was from Denver Broncos quarterback and Tennessee great Peyton Manning.

"He was selling me on Colorado," Jones said. "He said it was hard for a person from the University of Tennessee to be selling somebody to come to the University of Colorado. I wanted to text him back, `Come on, I want ...

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