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Peyton Manning Shuts Down Possibility Of Coaching At Tennessee, "I Will Not Be A Coach"

Peyton Manning coaching at Tennessee might be a dream for many Volunteers' fans, but that's all it will ever be. 

The now-retired NFL quarterback shut down the possibility of ever coaching while speaking at the Middle Tennessee Sports Awards.

"I will not be a coach," he said. 

">May 27, 2016

">May 27, 2016

">May 27, 2016

Manning had previously said he would consider being the Volunteers' quarterbacks coach. 

"Quarterbacks coach, I would do at Tennessee. Head coach? Absolutely not," Manning said." "People in Tennessee like me right now, Dan — I don't know why. But you become the head coach and cut that in half right away. ‘Why are you throwing it on 4th and 1? Why did you punt there; you should go for it.' Cut it in half -- it's like being in politics...

"Quarterbacks coach, you probably could stay under the radar. You get your quarterbacks throwing a lot of completions, you probably could stay in good favor. Maybe if they call, that'd be something."

It was also reported earlier this month that Manning was interested in coaching his alma mater.

Unfortunately, this doesn't appear to be true.