Buddy Green The Next Tennessee Defensive Coordinator Candidate

Another day, another name for the Tennessee Volunteers defensive coordinator job. The latest is Navy Midshipmen defensive coordinator Buddy Green, who's interviewing on Thursday according to the Washington Post's Gene Wang.

Twice nominated for the Broyles Award, which goes to the nation's top assistant coach, Green's been at Navy for 10 years. He has experience in Tennessee, having been the head coach at UT-Chattanooga for six years, along with experience in the southeast at Auburn and his alma mater, N.C. State.

In the past five years, Navy's ranked as high as No. 34 in total defense (but as low as No. 99). In 2011, they ranked No. 86. Hard to gauge what that means, of course, since an entirely different sort of athlete chooses to attend Navy as opposed to SEC schools.

Green would follow Alabama's Sal Sunseri, former Miami coach Randy Shannon and former Illinois coach Ron Zook on the list of reported candidates to replace Justin Wilcox, though Green does appear to be the furthest along in the process.

For more on the parties involved, visit Tennessee blog Rocky Top Talk.

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