Sources close to the situation told GoVols247 on Thursday that Houston offensive coordinator Kendal Briles has emerged as one of the leading candidates for the vacancy on the Vols' staff created when Tyson Helton left to become the new head coach at Western Kentucky shortly after the season-ending loss to Vanderbilt.
Briles is expected to interview with Tennessee and head coach Jeremy Pruitt in the next couple of days and possibly early as tomorrow.
I've got a friend that's a huge Houston Cougar fan who is extremely worried about losing Briles to somebody. He's hoping the extension he recently signed prevents him from moving. The obvious hesitation with Briles is the same as with Freeze - it's the off-the-field stuff. I don't know enough about the Baylor situation to know how involved Briles was, but on the field, that seems like a really good OC for us.