Thamel: Vols unlikely to land ‘big name’ coach

John Currie’s search is underway

Tennessee’s search to replace football coach Butch Jones is underway, and the list of potential candidates seems neverending.

There are a few names that can quickly be crossed off the list, according to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports.

Thamel writes that “the early read on the Vols’ search is that they’re not going to be able to lure a big name.”

In his story, Thamel quickly dismisses a popular name that has been discussed by Tennessee fans over the last few weeks (years, actually).

“Anyone who mentions Jon Gruden in any capacity should be charged with journalistic negligence,” Thamel writes.

Thamel also writes that Scott Frost, Chip Kelly and Dan Mullen should be removed from Tennessee’s list because “they can all do better or have better situations.”

Click here to read the full story from Thamel, who also provides info on Florida’s coaching search.

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