Mike DeBord

Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks Coach, Tennessee Volunteers

DeBord brings his NFL and college coaching experience to the Tennessee offense.

A coaching veteran of 30+ years, Mike DeBord brings a wealth of experience to the Tennessee offense. DeBord recently coached in the NFL with the Chicago Bears and Seattle Seahawks. Previously, he coached at collegiate programs such as Michigan, Central Michigan, Northwestern, Colorado State and others.

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Oct 15, 2016; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones runs on to the field before the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
The Volunteers have filled the staff vacancy left by former offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike DeBord.
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A thankful Butch Jones plans to build off the groundwork laid by outgoing offensive coordinator Mike DeBord.
Sep 24, 2016; Knoxville, TN, USA; General view of the Tennessee Volunteers running through the T before the game against the Florida Gators at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
DeBord had different plans for 2017 until the Indiana offensive coordinator position came open.
Dec 3, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin reacts during the fourth quarter of the SEC Championship college football game against the Florida Gators at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
It's time to get offensive -- or at least, to rank the coordinators who tried to score points in 2016. Here's how the SEC offensive coordinators stacked up in 2016: worst to first.
Oct 15, 2016; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones runs on to the field before the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
The Volunteers could soon be replacing one of Butch Jones' top assistants.
Oct 29, 2016; Columbia, SC, USA; Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) is sacked by South Carolina Gamecocks defensive lineman Marquavius Lewis (8) and South Carolina Gamecocks defensive back Rashad Fenton (16) and South Carolina Gamecocks defensive lineman Darius English (5) in the second quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
Another slow start led to another sloppy offensive performance. Entering the final month of the season, Tennessee still doesn't know what it wants to be offensively, and there might not be enough time to fix it. Or, perhaps, the right person to fix it.
Oct 15, 2016; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones runs on to the field before the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
The Vols entered the season as preseason favorites to win the SEC East and challenge for a College Football Playoff spot. Now 5-2 and dealing with injuries to numerous starters, are they better or worse than we thought?
Jan 1, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers defensive back Malik Foreman (13) reacts as he makes a tackle against the Northwestern Wildcats during the first quarter in the 2016 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Tennessee better play a first half Saturday at Texas A&M that resembles some of its second halves. That rabbit's foot has been rubbed raw.
Sep 24, 2016; Oxford, MS, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jacob Eason (10) makes a pass during the second quarter of the game against the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports
Legendary coach Lou Holtz always said that you coach a different team every week. When dealing with young men eligible to vote in a presidential election for the first time, there are so many variables to consider.
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Updating Tennessee's camp-to-do-list: What's been solved, what's left before opener against Appalachian State.