More shakeup in Knoxville? Tennessee assistant has reportedly interviewed for job on AAC staff
In what appears to be a curious move on the surface, a Tennessee assistant is reportedly in the mix for a job at Central Florida.
Bruce Feldman of The Athletic and Fox Sports reported that Tennessee TE coach Joe Osovet is in the mix for the vacant wide receivers coaching job and has already interviewed for the job at UCF, according to a source.
Osovet has been at Tennessee in various roles since 2018. Osovet was promoted to tight ends coach a year ago next month after he spent his first two seasons at Tennessee in an off-the-field role on Jeremy Pruitt’s staff. He served as the Vols’ Director of Player Development in 2018 and the Director of Football Programming in 2019 prior to being named tight ends coach.
According to his Tennessee bio, Osovet came to Rocky Top after a successful tenure as one of the nation’s top junior college head coaches. He coached 11 NFL players and developed 47 NCAA Division I players as a JUCO head coach at ASA (N.Y.) College and Nassau (N.Y.) Community College.
The opening came after former wide receivers coach Darrell Wyatt left the program. Wyatt, who spent the past three seasons with the Knights, left UCF and is a candidate to join Bryan Harsin’s staff at Auburn, according to FootballScoop.