Former Tennessee Vols quarterback Jim Bob Cooter could soon be interviewing for an offensive coordinator job in the NFL.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported on Tuesday that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers requested permission from the Jacksonville Jaguars to interview Cooter for their vacant offensive coordinator job.

Cooter is currently the Jaguars’ passing game coordinator.

The Buccaneers moved on from offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich earlier this month.

Cooter played at Tennessee from 2002-2006. He was then a graduate assistant under Phillip Fulmer in 2007 and 2008.

The former Vol made the jump to the NFL in 2009 when he served as an offensive assistant for the Indianapolis Colts. He landed his first offensive coordinator gig with the Detroit Lions in 2016 and he served in that role until 2018.

Cooter has always been a well-thought-of coach in NFL circles. At one time, it appeared that he was on the verge of becoming a head coach. But his time in Detroit — a franchise that was struggling at the time (at least during his final season) — somewhat derailed his career. Landing the offensive coordinator job with the Bucs could certainly get his career back on a head coach trajectory.

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