Tennessee promotes Joe Osovet to tight ends coach

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Tennessee announced its second coaching change of the week as Joe Osovet has been named tight ends coach

Joe Osovet is being promoted from director of programming to tight ends coach, according to FootballScoop.com. Osovet takes over the position from Brian Niedermeyer, who is moving to coach inside linebackers to replace the departed Kevin Sherrer.

Tennessee: Source tells FootballScoop that director of programming for football Joe Osovet is being promoted to an on-field role as tight ends coach, and Brian Niedermeyer (who worked with the tight ends last year) will move to inside linebackers. We understand the moves are expected to become official later today.

Osovet joined the Tennessee staff in 2018 after a successful run as one of the top head coaches in junior college, where he coached 11 future NFL players. He was the 2014 USA Sports Writer JUCO Coach of the Year, and was named Conference Coach of the Year by two different outlets.

In 2017, Osovet won the 2017 NEFC Coach of the Year award, while coaching ASA (N.Y.) College.

It’s the second coaching staff announcement this week. On Thursday, Jeremy Pruitt officially named Jay Graham as running backs coach.

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