Bearcat Lair, the 247 site for University of Cincinnati sports, is reporting that Kentucky has offered its head coaching position to UC head coach Butch Jones.
No confirmation yet on whether the report is true.
Jones was mentioned early as a possibility for the UK opening after Joker Phillips was fired two weeks ago. Speculation about Jones died down a bit, but has picked back up over the weekend.
Jones was an assistant under Brian Kelly at Central Michigan, then became head coach there when Kelly left for Cincinnati. When Kelly left UC for Notre Dame, Jones was named head coach there. He is 21-14 as Cincinnati coach, with a 10-9 record in the Big East.
The Bearcats are 7-3 this year after losing 10-3 to Rutgers last night. They are 3-2 in the conference, with their other loss coming to Louisville.
Hat tip to Eric Crawford.