You can mark another candidate off the list to take over the Tennessee job, and this time it's a friendly face.

According to ESPN's Chris Low, Tennessee reached out to Duke coach David Cutcliffe, but the former Vol assistant has said "thanks, but no thanks."

Cutcliffe is 102-96 in 16 full seasons as a head coach at Ole Miss (1998-2004) and Duke (2008-17). The 63-year-old Cutcliffe was a Tennessee assistant coach from 1982-98, including its offensive coordinator from 1993-98 during the Peyton Manning years, and was part of the 1998 national title team led by quarterback Tee Martin.

He led the Rebels to four bowl games as the full-time head coach and coached in a fifth bowl game as the interim coach following the 1998 season. He led Duke to four straight bowls from 2012-15, the 2013 ACC Coastal title and a Pinstripe Bowl win in 2015.