The search for a new Tennessee Vols football coach has officially gone off the rails.
After a fan revolt led to university officials withdrawing a head coaching offer to Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, reports from Outkick the Coverage’s Clay Travis indicated Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten could be a candidate for the job.
Those reports seemed ridiculous from the beginning, and now it has been confirmed that they are absurd.
On Monday, Witten acknowledged the rumors and said that he is perfectly happy with his current job in Dallas. It doesn’t hurt that Witten is making $7.4 million this season, much more than he would make as a college football coach.
“I’ve got the best job in the world,” Witten said Monday, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “I feel too good right now and what we’re trying to do not only this year but years to come.”
Jason Witten: “I got the best job in the world. I feel too good right now and what we’re trying to do not only this year but years to come.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) November 27, 2017
Witten played for Tennessee from 2000-02. While in Knoxville, Witten hauled in 68 catches for 797 yards and seven touchdowns before going on to be a third-round pick by the Cowboys.
During his lengthy NFL career, Witten is a ten-time Pro Bowler, two-time First-Team All-Pro and the Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2012. The future Hall of Famer has recorded 1,139 catches, 12,317 yards and 66 touchdowns for Dallas.
Sorry Vols fans, on to the next one.
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