Vols Lose Scott and Adkins
With the focus recently being on the addition of players and coaches to the new Kiffin-led Volunteers, I’d like to take a minute to focus on some of its losses.
Two of the four coaches retained by Lane Kiffin upon his hiring have found jobs elsewhere, it seems.
Greg Adkins, who has held such positions as recruiting coordinator, tight ends coach, and most recently the offensive line coach, has signed on at Syracuse University to be new head coach Doug Marrone’s recruiting coordinator and offensive line coach.
Adkins leaving comes as no real surprise, as Coach Kiffin hired the former offensive line coach of the Oakland Raiders, James Cregg, last week. Although Cregg hasn’t been assigned a position yet, it’s assumed he will take over Adkins’ offensive line duties.
The second of Tennessee’s assistants to find work elsewhere this week was former wide receivers coach Latrell Scott, who came to Knoxville with Dave Clawson just last year. In a press release by the University of Virginia, it was announced today that Scott would join Al Groh’s staff as wide receivers coach.
This leaves just two members of former head coach Phillip Fulmer’s staff with a shot at keeping their positions, Stan Drayton (running backs) and Jason Michael (tight ends). Keeping Drayton on staff should be one of Kiffin’s biggest priorities during this down period, with his recruiting ability and his ties to Florida being huge selling points.
As for Scott and Adkins, I wish them all the best.