Another day, another new candidate for the still open Tennessee head coaching job.
According to Mark Schlabach of ESPN, Tennessee is moving on from N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren and is now focusing on former Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin.
Sumlin was fired a week ago by Texas A&M after a 7-5 campaign this year, which wasn’t enough to save his job as those in College Station had grown tired of the program’s lack of growth after an 11-2 season in his first year. While he did underwhelm, Sumlin still led a decent program while at A&M, and he amassed a 51-26 record in six season.
Tennessee is still looking for a new coach after firing Butch Jones several weeks ago. The Vols have publicly cycled through candidates so far, with the whole Greg Schiano debacle sparking off a panic in Knoxville. In addition to Doeren, Tennessee has also reportedly been turned down by Duke coach David Cutcliffe and Purdue coach Jeff Brohm.