The college football coaching rumors are in full swing, especially thanks to dismal performances this season by Jim McElwain’s Florida Gators and Butch Jones’ Tennessee Vols.
Many expect both coaches to be on the outs by the end of the season, but who could be lining up as a replacement?
Is this the year Jon Gruden finally leaves the booth to return to the sidelines?
Well, according to a report from The Read Optional, Gruden has already received an offer to become the next head coach of the Vols.
Gruden has been linked to coaching vacancies for years — especially the Tennessee job — but he always chooses to return to his comfy gig at ESPN. However, the report indicates the Vols offered Gruden a whopping $10 million a year.
That would make Gruden the second-highest paid coach in college football, behind only Alabama’s Nick Saban ($11.1 million).
Whether that is enough to convince Gruden to return to the sideline remains to be seen. The report also indicates Gary Patterson of TCU, Louisville’s Bobby Petrino and Jeff Brohm of Purdue could also be on the Vols’ short list.
Who do you think will be the next Vols head coach? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.