Sources: Vols check to see if Gruden, Smith interested in open job
The University of Tennessee is checking to see if there are any NFL volunteers to replace coach Phillip Fulmer.
In a wide-ranging nationwide search, sources say Tennessee has recently gauged the interest of at least two NFL head coaches -- Jon Gruden of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears.
Smith, a former assistant at Tennessee, told a university representative that he had no interest in the job.
It is unknown how Gruden privately responded, ...
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