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White out?; Tennessee zeroing in on Tech's Michael White

White out?; Tennessee zeroing in on Tech's Michael White

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RUSTON, La. - The University of Tennessee athletic director has his sights set on Louisiana Tech basketball coach Michael White as the next head coach of the Volunteers. Earlier this week, we reported that White was one of the names Tennessee was interested in, but according to multiple reports this weekend, the Vols have zeroed in on the rising young coach.

One source says that White is still thinking the decision over and has not made up his mind whether or not to accept Tennessee AD Dave Hart's offer. White just signed a six year, 3.6 million dollar contract extension with the Bulldogs at the beginning of the month.

White is familiar with the SEC though, having played at Ole Miss and coached as an assistant with the Rebels. Tennessee did make a surprising run in this year's NCAA tournament but White wouldn't be inheriting that same squad. The Vols are losing 4 of their 5 starters from the sweet 16 team so is he willing to give up his good thing at Tech to start over in the SEC is the question.
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