Phillip Fulmer is apparently already putting his stamp on the search for Tennessee coaches.
Fulmer contacted former LSU coach Les Miles about the opening in Knoxville, according to a report on Saturday by 247 Sports. Fulmer, who coached the Volunteers from 1992 to 2008, badumed the position of director of athletics for Tennessee on Friday.
Miles, 64, has not trained since being fired at LSU last September, and has not been serious. the race for any other job. However, he has publicly expressed his desire to be a coach again and has shown interest in other openings.
Miles is 141-55 in 16 seasons at LSU and Oklahoma State, including two SEC titles and the 2007 BCS National Championship with the Tigers. He is currently working as a college football badyst for Fox Sports.
Tennessee's search for coaches has had several twists and turns since Butch Jones was fired on Nov. 12 in the middle of a 4-8 season. The Volunteers seemed destined to hire Greg Schiano last Sunday, only to close the deal after the generalized reaction of fans and accelerators.
Former Tennessee athletic director John Currie then addressed Duke David Cutcliffe, Mike Gundy of the state of Oklahoma, Jeff Brohm of Purdue, Dave Doeren of the state of North Carolina, and Mike Leach of Washington State , but they could not reach an agreement with any of them. Currie was effectively fired from his job on Friday morning and replaced by Fulmer later that day.