VFL Coordinator Set to Resign from Jones’ Staff

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    According to long-time Knoxville reporter Jimmy Hyams, a former Vol is set to resign from his position on Tennessee’s staff in the near future.

    Hyams took to Twitter on Wednesday to report that Antone Davis, the Vols’ current Vol For Life Coordinator, submitted his two-week notice this week and is set to resign.

    Davis had been Tennessee’s Vol For Life Coordinator since August of 2012, the final season of Derek Dooley’s tenure at Tennessee. Butch Jones retained Davis, and Davis had remained the VFL Coordinator under Jones for the last four-plus years.

    According to Hyams, Davis is resigning to “pursue other opportunities.”

    Davis played for the Vols from 1987-1990 as an offensive lineman. He was an All-American selection in 1990 and was part of two SEC title-winning Tennessee teams. He was drafted into the NFL in the 1991 draft as the No. 8 overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles. Davis played in the NFL for seven seasons and started 87 games.

    UPDATE: Tennessee Athletic Director John Currie issued a statement regarding the resignation of Davis:

    “We appreciate Antone’s work for the University of Tennessee and our football  program. He had an outstanding career here as a student-athlete and then returned more than 20 years later to impact the lives of young men who were following in his footsteps. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”