Tennessee is reportedly moving forward in its search for a new offensive coordinator.
According to GoVols247, Houston offensive coordinator Kendal Briles is one of the leading candidates to join the Vols’ staff. He is expected to interview with Tennessee and head coach Jeremy Pruitt within the next few days, and potentially as early as Friday.
Tennessee’s offensive coordinator job became vacant when Tyson Helton left to become the head coach at Western Kentucky shortly after the end of the Vols’ season.
Briles just completed his first season at Houston. He was an assistant at Baylor from 2008-16 and was the offensive coordinator at Florida Atlantic in 2017.
Briles is the son of former Houston and Baylor head coach Art Briles.
Earlier this week, Briles signed a new three-year contract with Houston that was worth $2.1 million, according to the Houston Chronicle, which makes him one of the highest-paid assistants in the country.
GoVols247 also reported that Alabama quarterbacks coach Dan Enos is another candidate for the opening.
Enos is in his first season on the Crimson Tide’s staff. He previously was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arkansas from 2015-17. Prior to that, he was the head coach at Central Michigan from 2010-14.