Tennessee to hire Josh Heupel of UCF to be its next head coach

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It looks like the Tennessee Volunteers have found their next head coach. And he comes from the same school where it landed its new athletic director.

According to multiple reports, the school is hiring Central Florida head coach Josh Heupel to the new head coach at Tennessee. He has spent the previous three seasons as the head coach at Central Florida where he compiled a 28-8 record.

The Volunteers confirmed the hire with a tweet.

“We looked at a number of potential candidates,” Tennessee Athletic Director Danny White said. “Josh Heupel, who I had the privilege of working with for three years, is everything we were looking for: winning with integrity, a history of championships and the architect of explosive offenses. He is a players’ coach and the kind of person the student-athletes go the extra mile for. I saw that first-hand, and you can see it in his coaching record.”

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