| FTBL Kevin Steele going to the Vols to help JP steady the ship

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Sources - Ex-Auburn DC Kevin Steele joining Tennessee football (espn.com)


Former Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele has agreed to a deal to join the Tennessee football coaching staff, sources told ESPN.

Steele, 62, was Auburn's defensive coordinator the past five seasons but was not retained by new Auburn coach Bryan Harsin, who hired former Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason as his defensive coordinator.
 

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Guess that hiring freeze is over...

Also, this is somewhat interesting since Fulmer offered Steele the position of head coach before rescinding it and hiring Pruitt. This is proof that hatchets are pretty easily buried, albeit in sometimes shallow holes, in the world of college football.
 

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Tennessee: Kevin Steele has signed a 2-year contract as a defensive assistant for the Volunteers. Derek Ansley currently remains Tennessee’s defensive coordinator. Steele’s contract is $450,000 per year Blake Toppmeyer adds.
 

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interesting... but may be more to it.....than DC...

still some chance JP is going to be removed because of ncaa violations....
And all available decent Coaches are not available this late...
May be a chance to have Steele on hand if it happens.. and if doesn’t happen with JP...then still have a decent+ guy running D...with little talent though
 

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We are literally less than 10 days removed from Black Monday. There are a lot of good coaches available right now. We're also about three weeks from the last signing date. We'll see another round of coaches on the market. One of the best recruiters on Bama's staff is being heavily pursued right now. He's a pretty decent coach.
 

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Very true and at any and all levels!!! Here in Sylacauga, we hired Andrew Zow to take over our program after a guy that had been HC for 15 years never could get out of the 1st round of playoffs. Well, Zow goes 7-3 this past season with a loss to eventual 5A runner up. Dabo calls him and offers him a job in their "player development" area. Zow is gone now and the HS is left looking for a coach.
 

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Zow! A blast from the past. Glad to hear he’s doing well but sure hate hearing he’s at Clemson. I assume he and Dabo are old buddies.
 

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Wonder if he will put in a good word for Chad Morris 😂
 

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Oh wow. That is some ego. I've read some articles about his short stint at Arkansas and how the consensus among the Hog fanbase was that Malzahn bringing him on at the barn would spell his downfall. Bo Nix went absolutely backwards under Morris. He was a decent OC at Clemson, but he is no head coach. He stunk it up pretty bad at SMU and he lost to the likes of Colorado State, San Jose State, and Western Kentucky at Arkansas. It'll be interesting to see where he lands. My guess is either back at Clemson as a lowkey assistant or ESPN
 

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