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Report: Tennessee In Talks To Hire Former Oregon DC Brady Hoke

Tennessee and former Oregon defensive coordinator Brady Hoke are reportedly discussing adding Hoke to the Vols' coaching staff.

According to a report from SEC Country, Tennessee is in talks with former Oregon defensive coordinator Brady Hoke. Hoke served as the Ducks' DC through the 2016 season, and was not retained by Oregon after head coach William Taggart replaced Mark Helfrich following the season's end. Hoke also served as head coach of Michigan from 2011 - 2014.

Tennessee coach Butch Jones made it clear that there would be changes following the Vols' 9-4 campaign in Jones' fourth year as head coach, and Hoke's potential hiring appears to be one of the staffing changes in the works.

Earlier this year Tennessee hired North Carolina secondary coach Charlton Warren and quarterbacks coach Mike Canales from Utah.

Hoke is known to have plenty of connects on the West Coast as well as the Midwest, and he should serve as a nice recruiting asset for the Vols' defense.