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Being said: Helton out as OC

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Just posting. It's out there. Still not official. But looks like it's true. We'll see. 

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I think it is and his brother will be as well more than likely. It won't be popular among most Vol fans but a young star is already on the ciachiing staff and I could see him being a candidate. Joe Osovet 

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Something to keep an eye on. Western Kentucky just fired their coach. Hekton was there before USC. Also I've seen tweets that Helton and his family do not like Knoxville. In today's news age there is always going to be tons of speculation and false reports but I think there is too much smoke on this one 

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Report: Helton a “Top Candidate” for Western Kentucky Head Coach

Shortly after Tennessee’s 38-13 loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday, it was reported that UT head coach Jeremy Pruitt might be moving on from offensive coordinator Tyson Helton after just one year on staff. That report, however, was refuted on Sunday.

Though it looks like Helton may not be fired, now his name is being linked to a head coaching position at a school he’s coached at previously.

According to Chris Low and Adam Rittenberg of ESPN, Tyson Helton is a “top candidate” for the vacant head coaching position at Western Kentucky. The Hilltoppers fired their head coach, Mike Sanford, on Sunday after only his second season as their head coach. And according to ESPN, Helton is being linked to the job.

Helton served as Western Kentucky’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Jeff Brohm, who is now the head coach at Purdue, was Western Kentucky’s head coach during those two seasons. During his time under Brohm, Helton helped the Hilltoppers’ offense rank in the top 10 nationally in total offense both years.

Jeremy Pruitt hired Helton last offseason to serve as Tennessee’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Helton was the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at USC when Pruitt elected to bring him in as OC for the Vols.

Helton signed a three-year, $1.2 million annual contract to be the Vols’ offensive coordinator.

In his first season as UT’s play-caller, Tennessee’s offense was boom-or-bust for most of the season. The Vols did nearly double the amount of plays that went for 30 or more yards from last year to this year (18 in 2017 compared to 30 in 2018), but UT finished last in the conference in total offense for the second straight year. The Vols were 13th in the SEC in points scored per game as well.

Tyson Helton has never been a head coach at the collegiate level, though his brother, Clay Helton, is currently the head coach at USC and was when Tyson was the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach there.

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Tennessee offensive coordinator Tyson Helton is reportedly a "top candidate" for the vacant head coaching position at Western Kentucky.

 

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Helton hired. So now watch him go to Western Kentucky and be great. Seems to be an alarming trend around players and staff that leave :COLERE:

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Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt is in the market for a new offensive coordinator.

Barring a surprise, Tyson Helton will officially become the head coach at Western Kentucky, where he spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons working under Jeff Brohm.

Helton is not on the road recruiting with Tennessee and has been in deep talks with WKU officials the last several days. An official announcement is expected to happen in the next 24-48 hours.

Helton will replace Mike Sanford, who was fired on Sunday after two years on the job.

Sources say Helton to Western Kentucky has been trending since late last week.

Following Tennessee's 38-13 loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday, Helton was rumored to be on the way out by Pruitt’s doing in a report by footballscoop.com. Pruitt refuted that report to Volquest and other media outlets.

Sources say that Pruitt told people he was pleased with the job Helton had done in 2018 even though other sources had indicated the relationship had been strained at times throughout the season.

Helton leaves a Tennessee deal that has two years left on it with a salary at $1.2 million annually.

Tennessee has placed a quality control coach on the recruiting road in Helton’s place.

With Helton’s departure, the question is what direction will Pruitt turn in Year 2 to lead his offense? Chip Lindsey Is one name that will be floated about. Lindsey is currently at Auburn. Lindsey and Pruitt have known each other for several years. Another potential candidate is former Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze.

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Don't think he has any real ties. I think Pruitt will go like he has already and promote from within or someone he is real familiar with. I honestly think he is looking for any reason he can to get Propst on staff so I think there will be some repositioning on the current staff and Propst will be brought in. Most likely scenario is Weinke or Friend get promoted and Propst fills whatever position ends up left or Osovet gets a full time gig and Propst is a quality control guy 

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I kinda hope I'm wrong and we get amore proven guy but I am intrigued by what Osovet could do. Weinke I'm still not sure on one way or another and I don't really want Friend if for no other reason than I don't want the OLine breaking in another coach 

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The OLINE needs all the help it can get ...period. All  I want for Christmas is a decent offensive line next year! :santafatdance:

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I think the best/worst thing that happened was that so many got playing time this year which at least let you evaluate them in the system they want to run. They at least have film to show and not just practice reps. Not saying it will be good film but at least it's a tool they can use 

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