Report: Lions OC and Tennessee alum Jim Bob Cooter won’t interview for Vols’ opening

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Tennessee’s new coach may be somebody with ties to the Vols. However, it won’t be this former quarterback and graduate assistant.

Jim Bob Cooter, who currently serves as offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions, won’t interview for Tennessee’s opening, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, because he wants to focus on the Lions and hopes to eventually become an NFL head coach.

Cooter was a backup quarterback for the Vols, playing just three career college games. He was a grad assistant at Tennessee from 2007-08.

After his time with the Vols, he immediately became an NFL assistant, coaching for the Colts, Broncos and Chiefs before joining the Lions as quarterbacks coach in 2014. He was promoted to offensive coordinator with Detroit in 2015.

Cooter, 33, is from Fayetteville, Tenn.

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