NCAA Football

UCF's Heupel hired as Tennessee coach

(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Josh Heupel was hired as Tennessee's football coach on Wednesday, giving the Vols a package deal with athletic director Danny White, who started in his job last week.

White announced that Heupel will become Tennessee's 27th head coach. He's now the Vols' fifth coach, not counting interim or acting coaches, since the end of the 2008 season.

White said the school looked at a number of candidates before coming to Heupel, someone he has worked with the past three years at UCF. White said Heupel wins with integrity, has a history of winning titles and is an architect of explosive offenses.

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