The Vols reportedly have another candidate in the mix.
The Tennessee coaching search has been…something.
First, there were the outrageous Jon Gruden rumors. Then came the Greg Schiano debacle. Finally, Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy reportedly turned down a massive offer from the Vols last night.
Now, a new name has emerged: SMU head coach Chad Morris. According to Tennessee radio host Jimmy Hyams, the Vols interviewed Morris last night in Dallas.
Tennessee interviewed SMU coach Chad Morris Tuesday night in Dallas. Morris was a long time successful high school coach in Texas who was an assistant at Tulsa and Clemson before taking over at SMU. The Mustangs were 7-5 this season
— Jimmy Hyams (@JimmyHyams) November 29, 2017
The 48-year-old Morris is known for his offensive-minded approach, and he’s increased his win total at SMU the last three seasons. The Mustangs went 2-10 in 2015, 5-7 last year and 7-5 this fall.
Morris is a Texas A&M alum, and there’s been much speculation that he covets that job the most, but the Aggies seem focused on Jimbo Fisher. If Tennessee tabss Morris, it isn’t the sexiest hire, but given his background, there’s a lot to like.