After Saturday’s embarrassing loss to Vanderbilt, reports surfaced that Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt was likely going to fire OC Tyson Helton.

The Vols issued a statement on Sunday that the report wasn’t true, but now it appears the Vols may be on the hunt for a new offensive coordinator anyway.

It seems Helton is emerging as the frontrunner to land the open Western Kentucky head coaching job after the team fired Mike Sanford:

As ESPN’s Chris Low said, Helton has a history at Western Kentucky, coaching the team and running the offense during better times.

Who would the Vols hire to replace Helton should he leave? Tennessee native Clay Travis says former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze should be the first call:

Buckle up, folks. It could be another wild, rumor-filled offseason in Knoxville.