Shortly after the Tennessee Vols lost to the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday evening in Nashville, a report surfaced that UT head coach Jeremy Pruitt was considering moving on from offensive coordinator Tyson Helton.
WMNL’s Jimmy Hyams quickly refuted the report, tweeting that Pruitt said the rumor wasn’t true.
Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said two reports that offensive coordinate Tyson Helton has been fired are inaccurate. “It’s not true and it’s not going to happen,” Pruitt told me tonight
— Jimmy Hyams (@JimmyHyams) November 25, 2018
However, it appears increasingly likely that Helton won’t be at Tennessee next season.
ESPN’s Chris Low reported on Sunday evening that Helton is a candidate to replace Mike Sanford as Western Kentucky’s head coach.
Told by multiple sources tonight that @Vol_Football offensive coordinator Tyson Helton has emerged as the top candidate to replace Mike Sanford as head coach at Western Kentucky. Helton, 41, was the OC/QBs coach at WKU in 2014-15. Sanford was fired Sunday after two seasons.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) November 26, 2018
If the Vols and Helton decide to mutually part ways, it probably won’t happen until after the early signing period.
But if Helton takes the job at Western Kentucky, the move would happen before then.
If that happens, here are some names that could replace Helton in Knoxville next season.
It looks like Helton is on the move.
— Darren McFarland (@dmac_1025) November 26, 2018
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