John Jancek out as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – John Jancek won’t be back as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator next season.

Tennessee coach Butch Jones announced Wednesday that he and Jancek “have mutually agreed to part ways.”

In a school release, Jones says Jancek’s “hard work and dedication to this program played a major role in our back-to-back bowl wins.” Jones added that “we feel strongly about the direction our program’s headed and will work diligently to find the best person available to lead our defense.”

Tennessee allowed 20 points per game this year to rank 16th among all Football Bowl Subdivision teams in scoring defense. The Volunteers yielded 362 yards per game this season to rank 36th in total defense.

Jancek had been Tennessee’s defensive coordinator during Jones’ three years as head coach.

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