DETROIT (AP) -Central Michigan coach Butch Jones has agreed to a two-year contract extension, keeping him under contract for the next five seasons.
Jones, a former West Virginia assistant, was a candidate for the Mountaineers' job that opened when Rich Rodriguez left to coach Michigan. West Virginia assistant Bill Stewart ended up with the West Virginia job.
``I'm really excited about staying at Central Michigan,'' Jones said Thursday in an interview with The Associated Press. ``I take it as a compliment that West Virginia showed interest in me, but at this time I'm not looking to go anywhere. The administration has been great with its support, and the future looks bright for Central Michigan football.''
Jones led the Chippewas to the Mid-American Conference championship in his first year in Mount Pleasant. He took over for Brian Kelly, who left Central for Cincinnati.
Central Michigan lost to Purdue 51-48 in the Motor City Bowl Dec. 26.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

Advertisement
Advertisement

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Washington Win Total Prediction After losing six times in each of Chris Petersen's first two seasons, are the Washington Huskies a good bet to win more than 9 games in 2016?
Thumbnail Mississippi State Season Win Total Prediction When a player like Dak Prescott comes along, college football devotees simply have to lap up every breathtaking snap. The Mississippi State faithful...
Thumbnail Arkansas Season Win Total Prediction Few teams in college football ended the 2015 season with more momentum than the Arkansas Razorbacks. Now that the word is out, though,...
Thumbnail Iowa Win Total Prediction Following a Big Ten West Division Championship in 2015, can the Iowa Hawkeyes put together another big year in 2016?
Thumbnail Washington State Win Total Prediction After winning 10 games a year ago, will the Washington State Cougars build off their 2015 campaign or take a step back in 2016?
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages

Advertisement