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Tennessee Interested in Jets Defensive Coordinator Kacy Rodgers?

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The University of Tennessee is looking for a new head football coach, and Manish Mehta reports Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers might be a candidate.

The Daily News has learned that the University of Tennessee has expressed interest in Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers to be its next head coach, according to sources.

Rodgers has ties to the school as he played at Tennessee in the late 80’s and early 90’s.

I have a hunch there isn’t much to this rumor, however. At this point of the year, big college coaching jobs are starting to open up. It is good for the reputations of NFL assistants if people believe they are in the mix for these big jobs. It is something of a common practice for coaches and their agents to use the media to overstate the weight of their candidacy. It’s a heck of a coincidence that a New York beat writer with no ties to Tennessee got this scoop.

I can believe Rodgers might get a courtesy look from his alma mater, but it’s kind of tough to buy that Tennessee would hire a guy who has no head coaching experience and hasn’t coached on the college level in 15 years, particularly when that guy isn’t even a hot candidate for NFL jobs.