Tennessee contacted former LSU coach Les Miles about the Vols head coach vacancy, reported 247sports.com on Saturday.
The report came a day after ESPN said that Miles was "very interested" in the position but did not contact the school.
Miles interviewed for Minnesota's job last year and was linked to other jobs, but has stayed away from him since being fired by LSU in September 2016.
Miles, 64, has said He has a desire to retrain and Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer could be the man to give him that opportunity.
Fulmer is a former Vols trainer. He and Miles fought three times with Tennessee winning in 2005, while LSU won in 2006 and then again in 2007 in the SEC championship game.
LSU fired Miles in 2016 after a 2-2 loss to Auburn. In his career with the Tigers, Miles went 114-34 and led the Tigers to the national championship in 2007.
247sports.com also reported that the offensive coordinator of Southern California, Tee Martin, would be interested in returning to the Vols as offensive coordinator. and badociate the head coach. Martin made Tennessee the national champion with Fulmer as coach in 1998.
Tennessee's search for coaches has been a rollercoaster all week, beginning with the hiring and backing of Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano on Sunday. past.
Since then, the Vols turned to Dave Doeren of NC State, Jeff Brohm of Purdue, David Cutcliffe of Duke and Mike Gundy of Oklahoma State – the man who replaced Miles with the Cowboys after Miles arrived at LSU – in vain. 19659002] Fulmer became the athletic director on Friday, after the school fired John Currie for his apparent mismanagement of the search for coaches.
Thousands still owe approximately $ 8 million to LSU to be paid in monthly installments until the end of 2019 if they do not get another coaching position, according to a contract provided by the school.