Louisville head coach Charlie Strong is reported to be the top candidate to replace Derek Dooley as Tennessee's head coach (Photo: Associated Press)
Evan Woodbery Knoxville News-Sentinel
NEW YORK (News-Sentinel) — After a wild, rumor-filled day in the Big Apple, Tennessee's search for a new head coach could be on the verge of a conclusion.
Louisville coach Charlie Strong appears to have emerged as Tennessee's top choice, and if an agreement is reached, his hiring could be announced as early as today.
ESPN's Chris Low first reported Tuesday that Strong was the Vols' top choice, but said that no deal had been finalized. Reports from Louisville late Tuesday suggested that some believe Strong could still be persuaded to stay with the Cardinals.