Jones trying to make things right
Jones will be the first to admit that he wanted to speak to the players before the press conference, but sometimes things don't work out as you would hope.
In an effort to bring closure to his time with the Chippewas, Jones was back at the IAC on Thursday and spoke with the team and left his office doors open for any players, supporters, and friends to air their grievances with him or just wish him well on his way.
Jones will also be hosting a dinner at his Mt. Pleasant home for the seniors on the football team along with the members of the "leadership committee" on Friday night.
I don't personally like how things went down as much as anyone, but you have to give Jones credit for walking back into the lion's den and facing everyone man-to-man. When Brian Kelly left in the middle of the night, there was no return trip and no more mentions of CMU. Jones at least stepped up and made a final appearance for those that supported him and believed in him.
It may not make things right with everyone, but it at least provides some needed closure to the situation so those at CMU can move on.