November 14th, 2017 | by CollegeAD

University Of Tennessee Athletic director John Currie promised an “exhaustive search” to find Jones’ replacement. One of the more interesting comments from Currie’s news conference Sunday night was that he said he doesn’t plan to use a search firm at this time. That implies a couple things: One, Currie probably has been working on this search for a while, even though Jones wasn’t fired until Sunday. And two, Currie might already have a short list of candidates and feels good about his ability to nab one of them. As is typical during coaching searches, a lot of names will be thrown against the wall by various media outlets. Some will be linked to the Tennessee job. Rumors will rule the day. – Blake Toppmeyer, USA Today. Read More.

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