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Update at Tennessee: Phillip Fulmer has his candidates

Sources tell FootballScoop Phillip Fulmer has been active working the phones and meeting with coaches he considers candidates for the position.

Sources tell FootballScoop Fulmer has met (or spoken with)...or has meetings set with Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables, SMU head coach Chad Morris and former LSU head coach Les Miles.

An interesting side note to this list is that several of these same coaches were screened by or actually spoke or met with John Currie already as well. We also are told Fulmer reached out to a number of new potential candidates to discuss the position but heard from several they were not interested.

One source told FootballScoop Fulmer has discussed being very present in the program with a number of candidates; and we also hear he has relayed a similar message to several Tennessee recruits.

With the National Football Foundation events in New York the next few days, there is ample supply of fresh faces to meet as well.

Source tells FootballScoop Fulmer would like to have his man on board by the end of the day tomorrow; it remains to be seen if that will be accomplished.

As always stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest news in the coaching profession.

Tuesday update> Source tells FootballScoop Fulmer is set to meet with Mel Tucker today in NYC. We understand this will be Tucker's second talk with the Tennessee search. Kevin Steele remains a candidate and Chad Morris has visited with Fulmer as well (after already having visited with Currie). All of the above is per sources and we continue to hear that while in New York Fulmer is keeping his options open with regards to other potential candidates. We also though continue to hear Fulmer would like to have his man decided by the end of the day. Will update as more is clear.