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Posted: December 02, 2017

Ric Flair says he's available for Tennessee football coaching job

Pro wrestling icon Ric Flair said he is ready and available ito take over as head football coach at the University of Tennessee.
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Pro wrestling icon Ric Flair said he is ready and available ito take over as head football coach at the University of Tennessee.

By JuliaKate E Culpepper, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Wrestling icon Ric Flair tossed his hat in the ring for the Tennessee head football coach or athletic director openings on Friday.

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Flair posted a picture on Twitter of himself cropped into a photo with a Tennessee polo shirt with the caption, “If the shirt fits hire him! Available for either position! WOOOOO!”

Tennessee has yet to find a new football coach after the firing of Butch Jones on Nov. 12 despite several interviews and reportedly coming close to several deals.

Tennessee athletic director John Currie was fired Friday after failing to find a new coach and student protests on campus that called for his job over the past week.

Tennessee did name an athletic director later Friday, hiring Hall of Fame football coach Phillip Fulmer.

Fulmer coached the Volunteers from 1992 to 2008, going 152-52 overall and leading Tennessee to the 1998 national title.


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