Originally Posted by Boston Red
Purdue is an awful job. He'll lose a lot and get fired. But at least he'll make some pretty good coin in the process.
From what I've read UC already pays Butch Jones more than Purdue paid Danny Hope and that UC has a larger pool for assistants than Purdue, so it seems unlikely that they'd be offering a substantial pay raise assuming that they were able to lure Butch away from UC. If Butch leaves for Purdue it'll have far more to do with UC's weak position in the realignment musical chairs nonsense than it does with getting a better gig.
Purdue is a dead end job and I can't see why any up and coming coach would be interested in taking the job if they're looking to work their way up the coaching ladder. It's not quite as bad as UK or IU, but at the same time it's hard to see that program being anything more than mediocre competing against the likes of OSU and Michigan and both of the two previous coaches got fired for being bad to mediocre.
With the number of other BCS-level jobs with vacancies I find it hard to believe that Butch Jones would want to settle for Purdue. Even if he can't find a legitimate upgrade (i.e. Tennessee or Auburn) and has to stick around UC for another season he'll likely be in a good position to be able to land a good gig after next season and at the very worst he'd be able to find a Purdue-level gig.