Josh Heupel appears to have made his first coaching staff hire at Tennessee
The UCF to Tennessee connection isn’t ending with AD Danny White and head coach Josh Heupel.
The first-year Vols coach has plenty of work to do to build up his first coaching staff on Rocky Top and it appears he’s already gotten to work recruiting at least one of his former UCF assistants to join him at Tennessee.
Any football fan could tell you an offense is only as good as its offensive line. Going a step further, any offensive coordinator and play-caller would tell you he needs to be able to trust and have a good rapport with his offensive line coach.
Considering the fact the Heupel plans to call the offensive plays for Tennessee next season, it’s not surprising to see the head coach bring his former assistant head coach for offense and offensive line coach Glen Elarbee to Knoxville.
Based on a recent scholarship offer that went out to Texas offensive lineman Austin Uke, Elarbee is already recruiting for the Volunteers.
“I’m excited to announce I’ve been offered a full scholarship to play football at Tennessee!! @Gelarbee,” Uke shared on Thursday night.
Tennessee has yet to officially announce Elarbee’s hiring.
During his coaching career, Elarbee has twice been nominated for the Broyles Award — given annually to the nation’s best assistant coach — and has one Broyles Award semifinalist honor on his resume.
Heupel first worked with Elarbee at Missouri and brought him to UCF after landing the head coaching position in Orlando.