Josh Heupel took another step forward in filling out his initial staff at Tennessee on Monday night, opting to part ways with tight ends coach Joe Osovet. This was a unique situation, considering that Osovet reportedly interviewed with Heupel for the receivers coach position at UCF.
JUST IN: Tennessee has parted ways with tight ends coach Joe Osovet.https://t.co/CP1Hn8Zvd4— Austin Price (@AustinPriceless) February 2, 2021
Osovet spent two seasons on staff as an offensive analyst before moving to an on-field role last season. The former JUCO coach helped Tennessee out in a big way in northeast recruiting, as well as junior college recruiting.
Per the report, Osovet was under contract through January of 2022.
To this point, Heupel has parted ways with offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke and now Osovet. Running backs coach Jay Graham has already left for Alabama, while receivers coach Tee Martin’s contract expired on Sunday.
Joey Halzle and Alex Golesh have reportedly already joined Heupel in Knoxville, but we haven’t heard much more beyond that. Defensive assistant Kevin Steele also remains employed by Tennessee, at least leaving the door open for him to remain on staff as a potential defensive coordinator, but that call will be left up to Heupel.