Tennessee didn't waste anytime hiring a football coach. Likewise, the Vols didn't waste anytime molding the rest of their coaching staff.
After learning that Derek Dooley was hired from Louisiana Tech to take over the Vols late Friday, Kippy Brown accepted a position with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, joining new coach Pete Carroll's staff.
It was Carroll's exit from Southern California that led to Lane Kiffin's departure from UT on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, quarterbacks coach David Reaves and offensive line coach James Cregg are no longer members of UT's coaching staff.
Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, linebackers coach Lance Thompson and defensive backs coach Willie Mack Garza are the lone holdovers from Kiffin's staff.
Dooley declined to comment on staff moves when asked by the News Sentinel on Saturday.
Gunter Brewer, who served as Oklahoma State's offensive coordinator last season after sharing the job with Trooper Taylor the previous year, could be part of Dooley's staff. The Cowboys hired Houston offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen on Friday.
Brown, who was hired by Kiffin on Dec. 17 with the title of wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator, was named interim coach by athletic director Mike Hamilton as he began his search for a coach.
Brown was interviewed on Friday, however, Hamilton only acknowledged Friday that Dooley was interviewed for UT's vacancy.
"Well, I was told I am (a candidate)," Brown said Wednesday. "I think that I'm a legitimate candidate for the job, I do. And the reason I say that is I'm very confident in my ability to coach, to recruit, I've proven that when I was here before.
"I've coached at Tennessee on SEC championship teams, I've gone into out-of-state areas and brought back All-American recruits. I've been there and done that, and I feel confident in my ability to get it done. Yes, I think I'm a legitimate candidate."
Brown was slated to make $300,000 for the 2010 season. Reaves and Cregg would have been paid $150,000.
Reaves was hired from South Carolina to coach UT's quarterbacks and recruit areas in South Carolina and Florida.
It is unclear where Reaves is headed. Southern Cal is an obvious possibility considering he is Kiffin's brother-in-law. If Reaves was fired, UT will have to pay him his current salary and he could join the Trojans' staff as a graduate assistant.
The Vols used the same method with graduate assistant offensive line coach Mitch Browning last season. Browning coached for the Vols while being paid by Syracuse, which fired him before the 2009 season.
If Reaves is hired - and paid - elsewhere, UT would owe him the difference in his UT salary and whatever he would be paid in his next position.
The same applies to Cregg if he were fired. Cregg was hired by UT after a two-year stint with the Oakland Raiders.
Brown's third time on the UT staff was a short one. The Sweetwater native previously coached under Johnny Majors 1983-89 and 1993-94 as part of his 13-year college coaching career.
Brown is no stranger to the NFL having spent 13 years as an assistant coach.