COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 08: Head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers Butch Jones watches a play in the first half of their game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field on October 8, 2016 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Former Tennessee and Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones is meeting with Maryland head coach Mike Locksley today to discuss a position on his staff, sources told The Spun.Jones, who has been an offensive analyst at Alabama this season, is being considered for the position of associate head coach of the Terps. Sources indicate while he would not be Locksley’s offensive coordinator, he would have a role overseeing the offense.Locksley was officially hired by Maryland last week. He served as Alabama’s offensive coordinator this year, so the 48-year-old was a colleague of Jones’ under Nick Saban.Welcome Home!We are excited to announce Michael Locksley as the head coach of Maryland Football. #LOCKedIn ? | #FearTheTurtlehttps://t.co/7ysnt51mQz pic.twitter.com/CLeCcqVDuC— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) December 5, 2018A weekend report from Philly.com indicated Jones was interested in the head coaching vacancy at Temple, but The Spun has learned that is not the case.Prior to joining the staff at Alabama, the 50-year-old Jones was the head coach at Tennessee from 2013-17. He went 34-27 in Knoxville, winning three bowl games in the process.Before taking over the Vols, Jones went 23-14 in three seasons as the head coach at Cincinnati. He got his first head coaching position at Central Michigan in 2007.For his career, Jones is 84-54 as a head coach.Stick with The Spun for further updates on this story.
“He condemns in the strongest terms the acts of terrorism and the heightened sectarian violence, which are aimed at ripping apart the country’s social fabric,” Mr. Ban’s spokesperson said in a statement.The reported killing today of at least 50 people in a wave of car bombings in predominantly Shiite areas is just the latest occurrence of the kind of heinous violence which is becoming all too commonplace, the statement added. Mr. Ban extended his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and the Government of Iraq and wished the wounded a speedy recovery. He also urged the Iraqi authorities to bring the perpetrators of these attacks to justice.“Iraq is at another crossroads,” said the statement. “Its political leaders have a clear responsibility to bring the country back from the brink, and to leave no space to those who seek to exploit the political stalemate through violence and terror. “The Secretary-General urges Iraqi political leaders to address the legitimate grievances of all Iraqi communities by entering into a serious dialogue with a spirit of compromise, and by passing overdue legislation without further delay. The United Nations stands ready to assist the Government and people of Iraq in overcoming the crisis.”The UN envoy in Iraq has also called on political leaders to take immediate and decisive action to end the “senseless bloodshed” that has gripped the country. “I am deeply concerned about the heightened level of violence, which carries the danger that the country falls back into sectarian strife,” the Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Gyorgy Busztin, said in a news release.“Iraq is bleeding from random violence, which sadly reached record heights during the holy month of Ramadan,” noted Mr. Busztin, who serves with the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).