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Vols Football Rumors: Mel Tucker Getting Second Interview

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The search for a new Tennessee Vols football coach has been a wild one, but it look the program could be zeroing in on a potential candidate.

On Tuesday, reports surfaced that Goeorgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will interview with new Volunteers athletic director Phillip Fulmer for the second time.

Mark Schlabach of ESPN reported the news.

Tucker, who has extensive NFL experience with the Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears, has served as the Bulldogs’ defensive coordinator since 2016. The 45-year-old coach joined Kirby Smart’s in Georgia after a brief stint in Alabama.

During his lengthy coaching career, Tucker briefly served as interim head coach in Jacksonville. During that time, he posted an overall record of 2-3.

At this point, the Vols are running out of options after being turned down by multiple candidates, so they hope to have the coaching search wrapped up soon.

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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