Tennessee assistant coach Joe Osovet has taken a winding road to Knoxville. From the northeast JUCO ranks to an offensive analyst for Tennessee, Osovet put in the time and was rewarded with an opportunity by Jeremy Pruitt this offseason.
Pruitt opted to move tight ends coach Brian Niedermeyer to inside linebackers, replacing Kevin Sherrer, who moved on to the New York Giants. That opened up an opportunity for Osovet, who will come out of the box and onto the field this fall.
Now entering his third season in Knoxville, the Tennessee football Twitter account posted a Q/A video to let you get to know him a little better.
Osovet worked at Nassau Community College and ASA College as both a head coach and offensive coordinator. He’s been an immediate spark on the recruiting trail, helping the Volunteers grab a couple of prospects out of the northeast over the last few cycles.
The 48 year old assistant made a late rise up the coaching ladder. He’s a well-known offensive mind, and it’s going to be interesting to see if any other programs come calling for him down the road.