New Tennessee athletic director Danny White introduced Josh Heupel as Tennessee’s 27th head football coach overall with a six-year deal worth $4 million a year. Heupel is the Vols’ fifth different head coach since the end of the 2008 season.
Welcome to Rocky Top, @coachjoshheupel!— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) January 27, 2021
He was 28-8 in three seasons at Central Florida after being hired by White to replace Scott Frost. White was hired at UT last week to replace Phillip Fulmer, who is retiring.
Heupel won a National Title as a star quarterback at Oklahoma in 2000 and spent two seasons at Missouri as the Offensive Coordinator. He was a part of Barry Odom's coaching staff in 2016 and 2017 before leaving Columbia to take the head coach job at UCF.
Heupel said on Tuesday he sees potential NCAA sanctions as a minor speed bump for Tennessee. The Volunteers' new football coach also said Wednesday that Tennessee still will have a chance to chase championships.
Heupel and his Volunteers will visit Faurot Field to take on Mizzou on Saturday Oct. 2nd.