The Tennessee Volunteers experienced a massive shakeup in the athletics department on Monday, with football coach Jeremy Pruitt being fired for cause and AD Phillip Fulmer also leaving.

Now, the Vols will likely need to get a new athletic director in place before a football coach can be hired (although anything is possible on Rocky Top).

On Monday after the news broke, former Tennessee WR (and current radio host) Jayson Swain named 3 candidates he thinks the Vols should consider for their open AD job:

Whoever is hired as the Vols’ next AD will be counted on to right the ship when it comes to the football program. That will start immediately with the hiring of a new head coach.

Will the Vols hire 1 of the 3 candidates Swain mentioned, or look elsewhere? We’ll find out soon enough!