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Tyson Helton leaving Tennessee for head coach job at WKU


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History with the program, younger mind, very familiar with the likely recruiting area, Helton checks all the boxes for WKU.  Not sure if they can reach the heights they had with Brohm, but Helton served in that time so it's a smart play. 


Tennessee offensive coordinator Tyson Helton has reached an agreement to become Western Kentucky's next head coach, sources told ESPN.

An announcement is expected in the next day or two.


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    Vols' Helton leader for new WKU coach - sources

    Mike Sanford was fired Sunday two seasons after leaving his role as Notre Dame's offensive coordinator. Tennessee OC Tyson Helton has emerged as the front-runner to replace him, sources said.

Helton, 41, just finished his first season as Tennessee's offensive playcaller and quarterbacks coach under Jeremy Pruitt.

Helton, the younger brother of USC head coach Clay Helton, was previously on the USC staff before joining Pruitt on the Vols' staff. Helton spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons at Western Kentucky as the Hilltoppers' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Western Kentucky athletic director Todd Stewart announced Sunday that the school had fired Mike Sanford, who was 9-16 in two seasons there.



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