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Les Miles reportedly denied an article claiming he had been contacted by new Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer about the Vols’ head coaching position on Saturday, according to The Advocate‘s Ross Dellenger.




Dellenger, who covered Miles during his tenure at LSU, said he received a text from the former Tigers coach saying, “No real news!!”

Miles, 64, has been rumored to be interested in the job too should it be offered to him, however, hadn’t been contacted previously by former athletic director John Currie, who conducted the Vols’ coaching search prior to being fired and replaced by Fulmer on Friday.

The former coach spent the past season working as a television analyst after being fired by LSU during the 2016 season.

Miles led the Tigers to a BCS National Championship in 2007, two SEC titles (2007, 2011) and three first-place finishes in the SEC Western Division (2005. 2007, 2011).

Miles holds a 141-55 overall record, which also includes a 28-21 record at Oklahoma State. He also only missed a single bowl game in his entire head coaching career and went 8-6 in the postseason, including wins in the Sugar, Peach and Cotton Bowl.

Les Miles acknowledges report that he’s been targeted for Tennessee’s coaching vacancy Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Jason has contributed to numerous websites in the past covering a wide range of sports including SEC football for the past four seasons. He began his journalism career as a student journalist at the University of Tennessee where he covered the Vols for the student radio station and newspaper. Here’s ...Read more
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