Now that Tennessee has its new head coach in place in former UCF coach Josh Heupel, he’s working on forming his first staff.

Part of that will be letting some of the current assistants go, and that was the case on Monday evening.

Per a report from Austin Price of, TE coach Joe Osovet won’t be retained for the 2021 season:

Per the report in the tweet above, Osovet still has another year left on his contract:

Osovet is under contract at Tennessee through Jan. 31, 2022. He was under contract earning $225,000 and received a raise on when the calendar turned to February 1st. which would bump his salary to $250,000 which will be owed to him through next January. Osovet and outside linebackers coach Shelton Felton are UT’s lowest-paid assistants last season.

Who will Heupel hire to replace Osovet? We’ll find out over the next couple of weeks, presumably.