Jeremy Pruitt’s Tennessee program is currently on the market for an offensive coordinator after Tyson Helton left that role on Rocky Top to become the new head coach at Western Kentucky. The school formally announced the move Tuesday.

Helton only served on Pruitt’s staff for one season but the Tennessee coach can now sell to his next potential offensive coordinator that working for him in Knoxville can get them a head coaching position down the line. For a coach known for his recruiting ability, there’s no doubt Pruitt will be making that pitch to whichever coaches are on his short list to become the Volunteers’ next OC.

Following Helton’s departure, Pruitt released the following statement on his former assistant’s move, including an expression of gratitude and well wishes for the future of the WKU program.

Here is the statement released to the media, which comes via Knoxville-based WBIR Sports: