The Tennessee Volunteers have officially announced the hire of Alabama Crimson Tide outside linebackers coach Sal Sunseri as their new defensive coordinator. He takes over for Justin Wilcox, who was hired away by the Washington Huskies. Said coach Derek Dooley of Sunseri:
Sal has had unparalleled success over the last decade in not only contributing to team and unit success, but also in his ability to motivate and develop elite individual talent. His combination of defensive knowledge, recruiting success, high-energy personality, ability to connect with players, and personal integrity and character make him an exceptional fit for Tennessee.
The good news for Tide fans: safety Vinnie Sunseri reportedly doesn't plan to switch Third Saturday in October allegiances along with his father. Sunseri the swifter is expected to contribute heavily to Alabama's title defense campaign.