Tennessee may end up finishing their search for coaches with the Mad Hatter.
According to a report by Go Vols 247, the new director of Vols, Phillip Fulmer, contacted, among other candidates, former LSU coach Les Miles to take over the program.
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According to a report by The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.), Miles said there has been "no real news". with respect to Tennessee coming to him. Still, Miles, 64, would probably be very interested in the position. He has stressed that he wants to retrain since LSU fired him four games in the 2016 season.
Other names on the list of possible candidates include Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, recently fired Texas A & M coach Kevin Sumlin and former Field Marshal Tee Martin, who led the team to the 1998 BCS championship and is currently a coach of wide receivers and offensive coordinator at USC.
Any of those candidates would be welcome in Knoxville after the Volunteers' disastrous coaching search, which began in earnest when the fans publicly rebuked a potential employee of Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano. Things only got worse, as Jeff Brohm of Purdue, Mike Gundy of Oklahoma State and Dave Doeren of N.C. State rejected the position. The unsuccessful search ultimately resulted in the hiring of freshman athletic director John Currie.
In the end, maybe a little madness is what Tennessee needs to get out of the coaches carousel.