UT’s New Athletic Director Calls Football Team Meeting to Presumably Discuss New Head Coach Search

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The University of Tennessee could reportedly announce a new head football coach Wednesday morning.

UT Athletic Director Danny White has reportedly called for a football team meeting for 8 a.m. Wednesday, to presumably discuss the hiring of a new head coach, according to our sister station WNML.

According to our TV News Partner, WVLT, Volquest’s Austin Price reported that the name of Central Florida’s head coach Josh Heupel has come up “more and more” as speculation on who will take that top job continues.

ESPN and WVLT Sports Analyst Chris Low said White is expected to announce Heupel as the new coach during the team meeting.

According to Volquest, a plane is en route to Orlando to transport Heupel to Knoxville.

According to Brent Hubbs, new Vols AD, Danny White, is familiar with Heupel. Hubbs added that Heupel wasn’t the first direction for White, saying that the research firm hired to assist in the search has gone to multiple other candidates.

Heupel has a 28-8 record in three seasons as a head coach at UCF.

The search comes after former head coach Jeremy Pruitt was fired over NCAA violations and Phillip Fulmer retired from his position as athletic director.

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