Spence to Interview with Tennessee

Clemson offensive coordinator Rob Spence will travel to Knoxville, Tenn., after practice Friday morning to interview for Tennessee's offensive coordinator job, CUTigers.com has confirmed.

Spence, who just finished his third year at Clemson at the same position, will be the first person interviewed by Volunteers coach Phillip Fulmer.

However, Spence is not the only person high on Fulmer's list. At or near the top is Detroit Lions wide receivers coach Kippy Brown, who has very close ties to the university and Fulmer.

Brown served as wide receivers coach with Tennessee from 1982-89 under former coach Johnny Majors, before leaving for two years to be with the New York Jets.

Brown then returned to Tennessee as an assistant head coach and wide receivers coach in 1993 and 1994, before leaving for the NFL, where's he's bounced around ever since.

Spence flirted with several teams last year, including Alabama, the Oakland Raiders and the Minnesota Gophers.

A move to Tennessee would likely benefit Spence's wallet. This season, Spence was set to make approximately $200,000. David Cutcliffe, who left to take the head coaching job at Duke, made $340,000.

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