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Report: Peyton Manning May Want To Coach His Alma Mater

Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning, who won two Super Bowl contests in his 18 years at the professional level, may have an interest in returning to the college game, according to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman.Freeman is hearing that Manning wants to coach his alma mater - Tennessee.

Freeman noted that he isn't sure if the rumors are accurate. He also notes that Manning has yet to take a job as a television analyst.

I keep hearing that Peyton Manning wants to coach his alma mater. Over and over, I hear it from NFL people I trust. I don't know if it's accurate. It seems too neat and tidy to be true.

It isn't specified whether Manning's supposed interest means he's interested in becoming a position coach or the head coach. Butch Jones, of course, is the team's current head man, and he's improved the Vols' record every year he's been on campus. 

It's rare that great players become great coaches, so if this ever happened, it'd be interesting to see how successful he could be. Manning is only 40 years old, so he likely has some time to figure out a new career path.