There will be plenty of rumors and reports to sift through this offseason for members of Tennessee’s coaching staff.
One name that is already reportedly drawing some interest is Tennessee tight ends coach and special teams coordinator Larry Scott, who has only been in Knoxville for just one season, but turned a lot of heads in college football when he guided Miami to a 4-2 record as its interim head coach in 2015 following the firing of Al Golden and before the hiring of Mark Richt.
Scott could be in play for either the Florida Atlantic or the South Florida job, according to reports.
I have been told @USFFootball alum Larry Scott interviewed for FAU job last night, but is interested in Bulls job. Played OT for Leavitt.
— Joey Knight (@TBTimes_Bulls) December 7, 2016
Don’t be surprised if former USF player and current Tennessee asst Larry Scott gets a look at USF. Did a good job as Miami interim last yr.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) December 7, 2016
Florida Atlantic fired coach Charlie Partridge in late November after he went 9-27 in his three years with the Owls. South Florida, which would be the more desirable job of the two, is searching for a new coach after Willie Taggart took the Oregon job following a 10-2 campaign in 2016.
With his connections in the fertile recruiting grounds of Florida and his experience as an interim head coach and with several different positions, Scott could certainly be a name to watch this offseason for those jobs and perhaps others.