Apparently, Tennessee is doing some home cooking with the apparent hiring of 55-year-old David Cutcliffe, a former two-time Volunteer offensive coordinator. Cutcliffe has head coaching experience at both Ole Miss, where he went 44-29, and the past two seasons at Duke, where he managed a 9-15 losing record.
With little interest coming from bigger names, this is at least a hire that the fans should be familiar with.
Cutcliffe is actually a graduate from the University of Alabama and was a student assistant on coach Paul “Bear” Bryant’s staff to begin his coaching career.
From there, he returned to the high school where he played, Banks High School in Birmingham, Ala., where he was an assistant and then head coach from 1976 until 1981. He was then plucked from the high school ranks by Phillip Fulmer to come and be a part-time assistant in 1982.