Report: Tennessee's search now turns toward Kevin Sumlin
Tennessee has reportedly once again shifted its search for a head coach, this time to former Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin.
The search for the Vols is still ongoing after a number of reported deals were either turned down or fell through. Regardless of what has happened, Tennessee is still looking for a coach with a report Thursday indicating that Sumlin is now a target for the vacancy.
A&M fired Sumlin after going 7-5 this season, but he certainly produced solid results with the Aggies. In six seasons at A&M, Sumlin posted a 51-26 record and went 3-2 in bowl games.
Sports betting in Tennessee officially launched on November 1, 2020, and many of the largest sportsbooks are live and operating in the volunteer state. Tennessee is only one of a handful of SEC football states with legalized sports betting.
A&M decided to move on from Sumlin following his fourth straight season with at least five losses, and it will be interesting to see if he does wind up in Knoxville.
Come on down, Kevin Sumlin. With Dave Doeren staying at NC State, Tennessee plans to talk to Sumlin, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/BF5bZEwaKB pic.twitter.com/brbVlOQ4MD
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) November 30, 2017
#Tennessee may now try and hustle to get a deal done with Kevin Sumlin who is likely to be in play for some potential vacancies.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 30, 2017