Demetrius Jones apparently won't be back

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That's what Butch Jones said today after practice, and I'm guessing the college football career of Demetrius Jones (a former four-star recruit) is now over. This is what Butch Jones told me today when I asked him Demetrius Jones' status.


"We have certain standards and expectations within our football program," Butch Jones said. "It stems from going to class and doing the right things. That's first and foremost the way our program is going to be run."


So, it was off the field issues, then?

"It's a multitude of things," Butch Jones said. "We have certain standards and expectations, and he has not been with us for a while."


Later, the Enquirer reported that Butch Jones, who would have been a redshirt senior, said that Demetrius Jones has decided to leave the program.


It's been a strange journey for Demetrius Jones, who was Notre Dame's starting quarter three seasons ago before coach Charlie Weis pulled him in favor of Jimmy Clausen. Jones then transferred to UC (after a short stop-over at Northern Illinois) where he underwent surgery before becoming a non-entity in 2008 as the Bearcats fifth-string quarterback. Last year, Brian Kelly moved him to linebacker, and he fared decently there, starting four of 10 games played, making 36 tackles (five for a loss), one interception and one forced fumble.


--In other Bearcats news, Jones said that sophomore wide receiver Danny Milligan broke his hand during practice today. And apparently Tommy G's beard is here to stay for a while. I asked place-kicker Jake Rogers what he thought of Tommy's facial hair. "It's furry," Rogers replied before moving on.


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