Mike Leach could be in line to become the next coach that the Vols football program turns to.
Following athletic director Bill Moos’ move from Washington State to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, there is some speculation that head coach Mike Leach might be on the move, too.
FootballScoop.com believes Leach has emerged as the Volunteers top target.
Leach and Moos shared an highly successful relationship over the past six years, and now that it’s over, Leach might want to take on a greater challenge.
Moving from the PAC 12 to the SEC would be certainly be exactly that.
Trying to revamp a weary program, rich with tradition like Tennessee, would be everything he could handle.
The Volunteers appeared to be making a strong push to sign Jon Gruden out of retirement from coaching, but they’ve since moved on. Brining in Mike Leach wouldn’t be the splash that Gruden would be, but it would still be a huge hire for the program.
Leach has found success everywhere he’s gone, and with the resources of a program like Tennessee, he could return them to national relevance.
Tennessee has developed a reputation of being a toxic environment for coaches, though. Not to the extent of a school like Texas, but anywhere that fans will advocate for the dismissal of a coach so publicly will likely ward off a number of future suitors.