Tyson Helton is officially the next Head Coach at Western Kentucky, so where do Vols turn now for their next offensive coordinator?
We will take a look at 5 potential candidates for the offensive coordinator position at Tennessee.
Kliff Kingsbury- Texas Tech HC 2013-2018, A&M OC 2012, Houston OC 2009-2011- This one may be a far fetched idea, but if Kingsbury would listen, you would have to go after him first. While at Houston had #1 offense in the country and averaged almost 50pts/game. Even in his last season as Texas Tech’s head man, the offense ranked #12 in total offense.
Hugh Freeze- Ole Miss HC 2012-2016 – Hugh Freeze might be a viable candidate and there are reports of interest from him. However, he is only 2 years removed from being let go by Ole Miss for recruiting violations and some ethical issues.
Larry Fedora- Oklahoma St OC 2005-2007, So. Miss HC 2008-2011, UNC HC 2012-2018- Much like Kingsbury, will he listen? Known to have a great offensive mind, Fedora would be a nice get for the Vols.
Will Friend- Current Vols O-Line Coach- Friend has offensive playcalling experience at Colorado State. Highly regarded by his peers and would keep Pruitt from having to make a complete offensive overhaul.
Charlie Weis Jr- Current OC at FAU- While Lane Kiffin will never be the OC at Tennessee, simply because Phil Fulmer would never allow it, but what about his current OC? FAU’s offense ranks 14th nationally this season in total offense and Weis has the pedigree of great offensive mind. Only concern here is his age.