According to 104.5’s Doug Matthews, the Tennessee Vols know who who their next offensive coordinator will be.
Matthews, appearing on the Midday 180, said on Wednesday that the deal is “95 percent done”.
“Jeremy Pruitt and Phillip Fulmer have decided on who they want to hire and that will be announced soon. This thing is 95% done.”- Doug Mathews
— The Midday 180 (@Midday180) December 5, 2018
Unfortunately for Vol fans, we still don’t know the identity of Tennessee’s future offensive coordinator.
So who could it be?
Well, with Hugh Freeze looking unlikely to come to Knoxville, and more like he’ll end up in Tuscaloosa, it seems like Alabama quarterbacks coach Dan Enos would make a lot of sense.
Enos has play calling experience in the SEC (he was the OC at Arkansas from 2015-17). And his offense is fairly balanced. In 2015 and 2016, Arkansas was one of only two programs in the country with a 3,000 yard passer and a 1,300 yard rusher.
Injuries took their toll on Arkansas in 2017, which led to a coaching change. Enos wasn’t retained by new Razorbacks head coach Chad Morris.
Had Enos been retained, the only way he could’ve went to another SEC school was for a head coaching job. That’s how much Arkansas thought of him.
Nick Saban, for what it’s worth, also thinks highly of Enos, telling 247Sports earlier this year “I think Dan has really helped them understand exactly what the expectation is on every play. And that comes through really good teaching and preparation through the course of the week.”
Enos’ offensive philosophy is as close to Pruitt’s as any of the other candidate. He would make a ton of sense for the Volunteers.
Other names to keep an eye on are Matt Canada, Eli Drinkwitz and Rush Propst.
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