From Gruden to Mullen to Schiano to Gundy to Brohm — the Tennessee coaching search certainly isn’t lacking in drama. John Currie has reportedly turned to N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren. Let’s see where this avenue takes us.
Keep it here for constant updates.
UPDATE (12:50 PM): Doeren is staying in Raleigh, per multiple reports. We can wrap this one up.
UPDATE (12:25 PM): John Brice reports that Doeren is expected to stay at N.C. State.
#SEC staff tells me Doeren is expected formally turn down UT. Agent also informs me “Don’t think he wants in that.” Watch Pruitt, Miles, perhaps Sumlin, Leach. Maybe they’ll finally call Tee or Lane?— John Brice (@JohnDBrice1) November 30, 2017
UPDATE (10:15 AM): Feldman reports that N.C. State is fighting to keep Doeren. These negotiations have been ongoing for weeks now.
#Tennessee coaching search update: Source tells me #NCState’s Dave Doeren who the #Vols have now targeted, has a contract offer in front of him from NCSU with increases compensation and years, as well as an enhanced salary pool for his staff.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 30, 2017
UPDATE (12:16 AM): Doeren has an offer from Tennessee, per Joe Giglio. Giglio denied a meeting between Tennessee and Doeren earlier in the day.
Late update: Dave Doeren has a potential deal with Tennessee, according to sources, and an improved offer from N.C. State. He is expected to make a decision on Thursday— Joe Giglio (@jwgiglio) November 30, 2017
The years (five total) were a major sticking point with Doeren and NC State. My understanding is NC State's deal is close to what Doeren had originally wanted when negotiations began in October— Joe Giglio (@jwgiglio) November 30, 2017
UPDATE (12:10 AM): Jeff Gravely says Tennessee has made an offer.
Wednesday afternoon: Tennessee, Brohm move on. Currie shifts focus to Doeren.
No deal was reached between Tennessee and Purdue's Jeff Brohm, and Vols have now turned their attention to N.C. State's Dave Doeren.— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) November 29, 2017