Lane Kiffin on Tennessee job: John Currie said ‘he wasn’t interested in me’

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There have been many names linked to Tennessee’s coaching vacancy, but one that some fans have clamored for that hasn’t appeared is a former Vols coach.

Lane Kiffin was the head coach at Tennessee for one season in 2009, but it appears unlikely that he will be returning to the Vols. The Florida Atlantic coach was asked if he’d take the job, if offered, during an appearance on ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM on Thursday.

“I don’t live in a world of what ifs,” Kiffin said. “When jobs open, agents call athletic directors and they basically say, ‘OK, here’s the five, six guys that I have that I think would be a good fit,’ whatever. When [my agent] called them, he brought up five, six names and I guess [Tennessee AD John] Currie liked some of them, [Greg] Schiano, some other ones, and said that he wasn’t interested in me.

“I don’t live in worlds of what ifs, so I’ve not thought about it once since that was, whatever, two weeks ago.”

Kiffin could be a candidate to leave FAU to return to a top program. But for now, he’s leading the Owls into the Conference USA championship game this Saturday.

For the full segment with Kiffin, listen below:

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