Tennessee will reportedly reconstruct its coaching staff following the departure of tight ends/special teams coach Mark Elder, who accepted the head coaching position at Eastern Kentucky.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 12, 2015
The Vols could turn to graduate assistant Nick Sheridan, who has been recruiting in place of Elder this week. Sheridan has been with the Vols for two seasons, mostly working with Tennessee’s quarterbacks.
Sheridan was the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator at South Florida in 2013. He also served in the same role at Western Kentucky in 2012.
Sheridan walked on at Michigan in 2006 and earned a scholarship prior to his junior season. He played in 12 games, eventually starting four in 2008.
Sheridan has grown up as a coach’s son. His father Bill is currently the linebackers for the Detroit Lions.