Thursday, December 1, 2011
Shakeup on Vols' staff has begun
By ESPN.com staff
The fallout from Tennessee's second consecutive losing season and season-ending 10-7 loss to Kentucky last Saturday has begun.
Receivers coach Charlie Baggett will not return next season, although his exit is being termed as a "retirement." More changes are almost certainly coming for the Vols, who last had back-to-back losing seasons in 1910 and 1911.
Offensive line coach Harry Hiestand, in particular, has been under fire. Tennessee was one of the worst running football teams in the country this season, finishing 117th nationally. The Vols were the only team in the SEC this season that averaged fewer than 100 yards rushing per game.
Tennessee coach Derek Dooley could also have a hard time holding onto defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, who was courted by Texas last season. The Vols finished 28th nationally in total defense.