Supposedly, this is where Danny White has set his sights on replacing Jeremy Pruitt:
Multiple college football sources confirmed to FootballScoop Saturday that Fleck, Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott and SMU head coach Sonny Dykes are among those coaches being vetted for the Tennessee job. At least one of those coaches and his agent have reached out to gauge interest of assistant coaches around the country in a potential opportunity to join a staff on Rocky Top.
Color me a little underwhelmed. First of all, considering the situation, I marvel that UT would consider hiring another assistant coach. Sure, Elliott is widely respected, but so was Chad Morris and look how that turned out. Speaking of Morris, Tennessee wants to look at his successor at SMU? Fine by me. As for Fleck, he’s a quirky dude who, as the linked article notes, has never remained at one program longer than four years. I’m not exactly sure the Tennessee football program can be turned around that quickly.
All in all, I wonder if the situation in Knoxville is so dire this group is the best White can summon, or if he’s juking everyone out while he’s chasing someone better under the radar.