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Report: Jumbotron photo of Butch Jones scheduled to be removed from Neyland Stadium

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It’s about time.

NCAA Football: Indiana State at Tennessee Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Butch Jones was fired on November 12th last year. Finally, on February 28th, his photo on the jumbotron at Neyland Stadium is reportedly scheduled to come down. WVLT reports that the process will begin this coming Monday.

Sources close to the situation told Local 8 News that work has been scheduled for Monday to start the process of removing the picture of ex-UT Football Coach Butch Jones from the jumbotron that hangs over Neyland Stadium. — WVLT

Jeremy Pruitt was hired at Tennessee’s next head coach on December 7th, after a wild search. Not that it really matters in the big picture, but it’s pretty ridiculous that it’s taken this long. Tennessee has moved on into another era, yet Jones’ face can still be seen on the University’s most iconic structure.

The situation may have been pushed along with the rumors of Butch Jones potentially joining Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama.

Who should replace Jones on the jumbotron? According to John Brice, that’s already been decided. He reports that it’s going to be former Tennessee linebacker Al Wilson, who was the captain of the 1998 national championship team.

So hopefully sometime in the next week, we can put all of this behind us.