Former Tennessee coach Butch Jones will make $35,000 annually at the University of Alabama. The Tuscaloosa News obtained his salary through an open records request.

Jones joined the staff earlier this month, coach Nick Saban announced at the start of spring practice.

“He’s an intern, an analyst, I guess we could have several names for it,” Saban said on March 20. “He can’t coach on the field. He can work with us off the field. Today was actually the first time that he was cleared by the NCAA.

“We have these things, these rules, and I don’t even know what they’re called, like we can’t hire high school coaches, we can’t hire people that have recruited other players who we’re recruiting and all that, so you have to go through a process with the NCAA. So that finally got completed today so now he’s officially going to be part of the staff here.”

Jones was paid $4.1 million as Tennessee’s head coach in 2017, according to the USA Today salary database. He was fired on Nov. 12 after going 34-27 as coach of the Volunteers, including 4-6 this season. Former Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt replaced Jones.

Other Alabama analysts have also been paid $35,000 in recent years. Steve Sarkisian received the same amount as an analyst in 2016. Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley was paid $45,000 as an analyst in 2016 before becoming an assistant coach.