Charlie Strong is now the leading candidate for the Tennessee job and the ball seems to be in his court. Louisville is making a last minute pitch to try to keep him. Meanwhile, all the Vols can do is sit and wait to find out Strong's decision.
While conventional wisdom says Strong will take the Tennessee job, Tennessee and its fans need to prepare themselves just in case Strong says no.
Every athletic director has a plan when conducting a coaching search. If a candidate turns down an offer, there is always someone else on the list that will be pursued.
Dave Hart is no exception.
Should Strong turn the job down, let's take a look at who would be on the short list.