Coach Jones answers questions about his future as head coach

Coach Butch Jones fielded questions Monday about the message from Athletic Director John Currie.

The Tennessee Vols have lost four in a row and are 0-5 in the SEC.

Thousands of fans want to see the end of the Butch Jones era.

Rumors have been swirling about the embattled coach's job.

But Monday, he held his weekly news conference as is always the case.

Sunday, SEC Country reported that Jones had met with athletic director John Currie on Sunday and they discussed his future.

Monday afternoon, Jones was asked if he still had the support of Currie, if it had changed any over the last 36 hours. Jones responded, "Nothing has changed at all."

He went on to say that he and Currie talk every day and that he is a "great person to work for."

As for the latest loss, Jones said there were way too many missed opportunities against Kentucky.

He admitted "being able to close out games" has been a problem all year.

As for his future, a major piece of the puzzle hanging in the balance is recruiting.

In addition to the traditional National Signing Day on the first Wednesday in February, this year marks the first early signing period, December 20-22.

Jones said this regarding recruiting, "Our recruits understand what we have, what we continue to build here.They understand our relationships so that really has been a non-factor because they know what we're all about."

However, a few recruits have already decommitted.

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