The Tennessee Volunteers have made an absolute mess of their coaching search so far, with a deal with Ohio State DC Greg Schiano falling apart on Sunday.

Now, the Vols are scrambling for the next option, and many in Vol Nation would like it to be a guy with ties to the Tennessee program.

Because of that, there has been some serious momentum building around Duke coach David Cutcliffe returning to Knoxville (where he has spent a total of 19 seasons as an assistant) to take the head coaching job:

Of note is the fact that Cutcliffe is 63 years old. Would he be willing to give up his cushy gig at Duke, where expectations are low, to step into the firestorm in Knoxville?

That remains to be seen, but it seems as if AD John Currie and the Vols are getting desperate, so they may make Cutcliffe an offer he can’t refuse in the coming days.