FILE - In a Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 file photo, Tennessee head coach Butch Jones is seen on the sideline in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern Mississippi, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
One of the most visible remnants of the Butch Jones era at Tennessee has finally disappeared.
A picture of the former Tennessee football coach was removed from the back of the Neyland Stadium scoreboard on Monday. It later was replaced by a photo of former Tennessee linebacker Al Wilson, who led the Volunteers to their 1998 national championship.
A picture of former #Tennessee LB Al Wilson has replaced the picture of former #Vols coach Butch Jones on the Neyland Stadium scoreboard. These three photos show the step-by-step process that took place Monday, pic.twitter.com/im2sa09H1q
— Steve Megargee (@stevemegargee) March 5, 2018
The back of that scoreboard is visible to motorists driving on the outskirts or heading into downtown Knoxville.
Jones was fired Nov. 12 after going 34-27 in five seasons. His continuing appearance on the scoreboard nearly four months after his dismissal angered a fan base still frustrated over a 2017 season in which Tennessee went 4-8, set a school record for losses and failed to win a single Southeastern Conference game.
At one point, Tennessee Chancellor Beverly Davenport even responded via Twitter to a fan wondering when the Jones picture would disappear from the scoreboard.
Please hang on. A crane has been ordered.
— Beverly Davenport (@ChancellorDav) January 2, 2018