It appears that Tennessee has moved on from yet another coaching candidate.
According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports, former LSU coach Les Miles is not in the running to become the next head coach for the Volunteers.
Other names that could end up being bandied around are SMU’s Chad Morris, Toledo’s Jason Candle and Memphis coach Mike Norvell. Former LSU coach Les Miles is not a candidate.
Thamel also mentions that Mike Leach’s name has “cooled” in the coaching search, and that former Tennessee and current Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin is not a candidate.
Miles had become connected to the job after Phillip Fulmer took over as acting athletic director, but it doesn’t appear that much traction was ever gained to make Miles a serious candidate for the position.
It has now been over a month since Tennessee parted ways with Butch Jones, and the coaching search has become an outright disaster ever since the Vols fan base outright rejected the idea of Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano taking over.
Miles has a 113-34 career record as a head coach, having coached at both Oklahoma State and LSU. Miles’ LSU team won the BCS national championship in 2007, and lost in the BCS national championship game in 2011. Miles never won less than eight games in a full season while at LSU, and his teams won over 10 games in seven of the 12 years he was in Baton Rouge.