KNOXVILLE, TN (WRCB) -- Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones and defensive coordinator John Jancek have agreed to part ways on Wednesday.

Jones said in a statement, "John and I had a long discussion this morning and we both came to the conclusion that it was best to part ways," Jones said. "I want to thank Coach Jancek for his contributions to the University of Tennessee football program the past three years. His hard work and dedication to this program played a major role in our back-to-back bowl wins. These decisions are never easy especially for someone I have worked with at three different schools. We feel strongly about the direction our program is headed and will work diligently to find the best person available to lead our defense."

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