Report: Chris Weinke interviewing for Tennessee position
Former Florida State QB Chris Weinke is reportedly interviewing to join Tennessee’s staff.
John Brice of GoVols247 reports that Weinke arrived at UT on Thursday and is meeting with coach Butch Jones and other offensive staffers. Weinke’s resume should certainly impress Jones and others in Knoxville.
Following a shot at professional baseball, Weinke played at Florida State from 1997-2000, winning the Heisman Trophy at 28 years old. He played in the NFL for five seasons before retiring in 2007 and becoming the Director of Football at the prestigious IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. He coached at IMG through the 2014 season, when he joined the then-St. Louis Rams staff as quarterbacks coach. Rams assistants were recently let go following the firing of head coach Jeff Fisher.
Weinke’s mix of NFL playing and coaching experience along with his ties to Florida recruiting could make him a very attractive candidate to fill the vacancy left by former offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike DeBord, who left to join Indiana’s staff and return closer to home.
The report states that Jones is also looking at former Miami QB Ken Dorsey as well as current UT assistants Larry Scott and Zach Azzanni.