This may be the most bizarre name tossed out into the Tennessee coaching rumors so far.
On Monday morning, Outkick the Coverage’s Clay Travis wrote that Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten — a former Vols player — is frustrated with the program’s coaching search and “intending to pursue a career in coaching in the near future, has the support of several prominent boosters to take over as the next Tennessee football coach.”
Travis followed up that statement with a “Really,” as the idea of Witten becoming the next Tennessee coach seems quite farfetched.
Not only that, but Travis wrote that he was told that Witten would leave the Cowboys before the season is over to take the Vols’ job if it was offered to him. Travis adds that the plan with the 35-year-old Witten “would be to surround him with top coaching talent with substantial connections to Tennessee.”
This would definitely be one of the more bizarre hires in college football, if true.
Witten played at Tennessee from 2000-02. He has played for the Dallas Cowboys since 2003.
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