The second Mike Locksley opted to take the head coaching job at Maryland, Tennessee’s chances of hiring Dan Enos took a hit. Alabama’s current quarterbacks coach was heavily in the mix — at least in the rumor mill — for Tennessee’s vacant offensive coordinator job.
Today, according to a report from Football Scoop, Nick Saban will simply promote Enos to offensive coordinator for the 2019 season. Enos spent five seasons as the head coach at Central Michigan before serving as Bret Bielema’s offensive coordinator at Arkansas for three years.
The news here is hardly shocking, especially after Hugh Freeze accepted the Liberty head coaching job last week. Freeze was in the running for a position on Alabama’s staff last year, but the SEC squashed that before it could happen. It appears that he did not try again this year.
Tennessee search for an offensive coordinator has moved on to a handful of names, but nothing seems imminent for now. Kendal Briles, Mike Yurcich and Jeff Lebby have all reportedly spoken with Tennessee about the job in recent days.
Jeremy Pruitt is pretty clearly content with taking his time here, despite the fact that the early signing period begins next week.