Current Air Force coach Troy Calhoun has released a statement saying that he will not be taking the Tennessee job vacated by Lane Kiffin. Calhoun, who is 25 - 14 as the Air Force head coach and has gone to a bowl game in every season as the Falcons' head coach, was rumored to be on a short list of potential Tennessee Volunteer head coaching candidates. The other name swirling around right now is current Duke head coach David Cutcliffe, who has significant ties to the Tennessee program.
Here is the statement released by Air Force:
"We are more than grateful and proud to be closely involved with the character building of our cadets and the mission of the United States Air Force Academy. We are diligently recruiting and working with our team to prepare for the upcoming season. We look forward to coaching and being a part of the Air Force Academy team both on and off the field in 2010."
Calhoun was a topic of conversation among Buff fans this November as a possible replacement for current Colorado head coach Dan Hawkins. Calhnoun is an Air Force alum.