Vols' search still focused on quarterbacks coaches

A smiling Butch Jones is embraced by North Texas Interim Head Coach Mike Canales following Tennessee's 24-0 win in Neyland Stadium.

KNOXVILLE - With one opening still on its football coaching staff, Tennessee's search continues for a quarterbacks coach instead of an offensive coordinator.

All signs are pointing toward the Volunteers promoting tight ends coach Larry Scott to the offensive coordinator role with play-calling duties as head coach Butch Jones continues to interview potential candidates to coach quarterbacks.

One of those candidates is returning to Knoxville for a second interview, according to one report.

Utah State assistant Mike Canales, who met with Jones last week, was expected to come back for another meeting with Jones at some point this weekend, 247Sports.com reported Friday.

The former offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arizona, South Florida and North Texas was one of four candidates to interview for Tennessee's vacancy last week. He followed former Florida State quarterback Chris Weinke, the Heisman Trophy and national championship winner for the Seminoles who just completed his second year as the quarterbacks coach for the NFL's Rams, and preceded two other interviews later in the week.