The Butch Jones era featured several euphoric wins but too many heartbreaking losses. Jones did things that hadn't been done at Tennessee in a while... both good and bad.
Here's a look at his accomplishments and failures at Tennessee:
Jones led the Vols to three straight bowl wins, the first time that’s happened since 1997.
He had the Vols ranked in the top ten for the first time since 2006 and his back-to-back top 25 finishes were the first since ‘06 and ‘07.
Butch’s 2016 team scored 473 points and 63 touchdowns, both marks the most in a single season in Tennessee history.
Jones won 11 straight games spanning parts of the 2015 and ‘16 seasons. That was the second longest active streak in the FBS at the time and the longest for a Tennessee team since the Vols went undefeated in 1998 and won the first game of the ‘99 season.
He also ended the 11-game losing streak to Florida and a 19-game skid against ranked opponents.
Four of Butch’s players were drafted in 2017, the most Vols taken in the first four rounds since 2002.
Jones oversaw two of the four largest comeback wins in program history, overcoming 21-point deficits to beat Georgia in 2015 and Florida in 2016.
His teams performed well in the classroom, breaking every academic program record including highest GPA and graduation rate.
Jones sent off 84 Vols with degrees and 67 players earned a 3.0 GPA or higher in 2016-17 school year.
With all those accomplishments came several failures.
The 2015 loss to Oklahoma tied the school record for the largest fourth quarter lead relinquished in a loss.
Two weeks later, Jones grabbed the number two spot on that list by blowing a 13-point fourth quarter lead at Florida.
His team recorded the most lopsided loss in Neyland Stadium history in a 41-0 shutout, which ended the sixth-longest scoring streak in college football history.
Butch’s defense occupies two bad spots in the record book for allowing the most total yards in a single game in program history to Missouri and the most rushing yards in a single game to Georgia Tech. Surprisingly, the Vols won both of those games.
Jones posted a 6-18 record against ranked opponents and a 14-22 mark against teams with winning records.
His final game as head coach was the Vols most lopsided loss to an unranked opponent in AP poll era history.
Perhaps the one thing that disappointed Vol fans the most - Jones’ 2016 team was only the second in program history to beat Florida and Georgia in the same season and fail to reach the SEC Championship Game.