Former NFL coach Jeff Fisher says he would have a 'great deal of interest' in Tennessee job
There is a lot of drama on Rocky Top right now with uncertainty about Jeremy Pruitt’s status moving forward as Tennessee conducts an investigation into the football program.
If the investigation results in UT parting with Pruitt, a former NFL head coach familiar with the Volunteer State appears to be interested in being the next head coach. Jeff Fisher shared Friday that he would have “a great deal of interest” if the job were open.
“If for some reason Coach Pruitt is no longer the head coach at the University of Tennessee, yes I would have a great deal of interest in that program,” Fisher said during an appearance on 560AM/95.9 FM’s “The George Plaster Show” in Nashville.
Fisher, 62, has multiple decades of NFL coaching experience, including 17 seasons with the Oilers/Titans franchise and five seasons with the Rams franchise as a head coach, accumulating a 173-165-1 record. Fisher last posted a winning record in the 2008 season when the Titans went 13-3. After that season, Tennessee went 8-8 and 6-10 before Fisher’s departure. The Rams did not have a winning record in four-plus seasons with Fisher as head coach.
On potential interest in the University of Tennessee head coaching job @CoachJeffFisher says,
“If for some reason Coach Pruitt is no longer the head coach at the University of Tennessee, yes I would have a great deal of interest in that program.”
— The George Plaster Show (@ThePlasterShow) January 8, 2021