The Tennessee Volunteers have finally gotten a bit of stability in the ranks, according to a report. Austin Ward of the Knoxville News Sentinel reports the Vols have hired Alabama Crimson Tide outside linebackers coach Sal Sunseri to be their next defensive coordinator, replacing Justin Wilcox, who left for the Washington Huskies.
@Vols_Beat According to a UT source, Alabama outside linebackers coach Sal Sunseri is the new defensive coordinator for the Vols.
The move isn't a surprise, if true.
At Alabama in 2011, Sunseri coached part of one of the best defenses in college football history. Well, part of three pretty great defenses in a row, actually.
Before joining Bama in 2009, Sunseri coached with the Carolina Panthers for seven years, preceded by stints with the Michigan St. Spartans and LSU Tigers. He has three years of defensive coordinator experience, two at Alabama A&M and one at Illinois State. He also spent one year and one game as a head coach in the early '90s.
His son Vinnie Sunseri plays for the Tide and is expected to move into a starting role next year, so there's a story line for you.