What has been known for some time in Knoxville was officially announced today: Larry Scott is Tennessee’s new offensive coordinator. Also, Tennessee is announcing Mike Canales as the new quarterbacks coach. We previewed the Canales hire yesterday, with a preview on the Scott hire to come.
Fans hoping to see Jones go outside of the box and hire the best available staff will likely be disappointed by these hires. Scott is an in-house promotion who has yet to call plays at the college level. Canales has 31 years of coaching experience, but hasn’t coached at the Power Five level since 2006. Whether these will work out is anyone’s guess.
If you’re feeling frustrated about these hires, you might find solace in our own Houston Kress lambasting the potential hires yesterday: