This is not the news that many Volunteers fans want to hear.
Roussel puts it bluntly for fans in Knoxville: “This is not happening.”
However, Football Scoop does report in the same story that a number of other big names have come up in conversations within the coaching profession regarding the Tennessee job, including Jimbo Fisher, David Cutcliffe, and P.J. Fleck.
Roussel says that multiple sources and coaches have shared that both Cutcliffe and Fleck are on Tennessee athletic director John Currie’s list.
Those three coaches are all at vastly different points in their careers and would bring different strengths to the table as well as eliciting different reactions from the Volunteers fan base.
But with the reported elimination of Gruden, maybe Vols fans should turn their attention to getting behind a more realistic candidate.