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LIVE UPDATE 11:09 p.m.Rumors are swirling in Ruston Louisiana that Derek Dooley is headed to the University of Tennessee. Is it more smoke or is this the fire we have all been waiting for? We are working on confirming this as we speak. Dooley has the endorsement of Will Muschamp and Nick Saban. He has SEC experience and we understand he is definitely a top canidate. Is he the guy? We are working on confirming this as we speak. Stay tuned. It's our belief that Dooley and Whittingham are probably the top two guys, with the possibility of Lovie Smith from Chicago as a long shot candidate.
LIVE UPDATE 8:15 p.m.Coming from whats usually a very reliable source. The new head coach at the University of Tennessee will be one of the following four men. Kyle Whittingham Utah, Randy Edsall-UConn, Kevin Sumlin-Houston or Derek Dooley of Louisiana Tech. Stay tuned this gets more interesting by the minute.
LIVE UPDATE 3:04 p.m.-It appears that Air Force's Troy Calhoun has turned down UT if indeed he got an offer. A press release from the Air Force Academy declares he will be their coach for 2010. Who is next, it looks more like former Tennessee Coordinator David Cutcliffe or current UT Interim Head Coach Kippy Brown. Stay tuned to InsideTennessee.com for the latest.
LIVE UPDATE 11:30 a.m. Thursday-We have confirmed that Troy Calhoun will be meeting with his Air Force team later this afternoon. Is it to announce he is leaving for Rocky Top or is to tell his team that his defensive coordinator is headed to Texas A&M? Go to Rocky Top News Premium Forum for a lot of new information about Calhoun the coach and recruiter. Did UT interview Calhoun yesterday at DFW area? Has Gary Patterson been contacted? We have those answers and more. Calhoun appears to be the No. 1 current candidate.
LIVE UPDATE 11:44 p.m-The last update of the day. Dallas Morning News is reporting that Texas Defensive Coordinator Will Muschamp is not interested in any other job than the head coach in waiting position he holds at the University of Texas. Reports have Muschamp turning down a 3.5 million five year deal with the University of Tennessee. According to multiple sources, Tennessee officials were also thought to be in Fort Worth today to interview TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson. It's uncertain where Air Force Troy Calhoun is in Hamilton's pecking order. Calhoun said today through the Denver Post he wasn't interested in leaving the Air Force Academy. Stay tune Thursday for the most live reports you can find anywhere on the internet that covers UT Athletics.
LIVE UPDATE 7:50 p.m.-There reports of a big offer being on the table for Texas' Will Muschamp. Is he ready to head a team? He appears to be the No. 1 choice. Is Gary Patterson getting a visit in Fort Worth? Surely the reports of Mike Leach getting an offer is false. Alot of speculation taking place. Will Air Force's Troy Calhoun be interested in leaving Colorado Springs? Stay tuned to InsideTennessee.com for these answers and more in the Rocky Top Premium Message Forum.
LIVE UPDATE 5:20 p.m.-With reports that Will Muschamp and John Gruden has turned down an UT offer, look for Troy Calhoun to possibly be the next guy in Mike Hamilton's cross-hairs. We have confirmed through Scout.com sources that Coach Calhoun is currently in Colorado Springs. We also have learned that he would most likely run a pro style offense like he did in 2006 at the Houston Texans. Many believe the only reason he runs the Triple Option at Air Force is that is what his talent in Colorado demanded.
LIVE UPDATE 4:00 p.m.-Still no press conference out of Texas with Will Muschamp saying no to Tennessee. Multiple sources say that there is a very lucrative package put together for him to be the Vols next head coach. Does silence in Texas mean there is a chance for this to happen? We shall see. Of course several media types in Texas says no way.
A lot of names are circulating, Troy Calhoun, John Gruden(supposedly already got some names together for a staff). A lot of other names and speculations are listed in the Rocky Top News Forum Premium message board on InsideTennessee.com.
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