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NFL National Lead Writer Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report has suggested that Peyton Manning may have some interest in coaching at his alma mater – Tennessee.
quote:Tennessee head coach Butch Jones recently spoke about the idea of Manning returning to Knoxville to join the staff. Per 247Sports:
I keep hearing that Peyton Manning wants to coach his alma mater. Over and over, I hear it from NFL people I trust. I don't know if it's accurate. It seems too neat and tidy to be true.
quote:Could the Sheriff be headed back to Knoxville?
“We talk all the time,” Jones said of Manning, “and I think anything Peyton Manning does, he’ll be successful. But coaching is a completely different animal than playing, as any great player would tell you.
“But, again, I welcome him any time he wants to come in to Tennessee and spend time with our players. He’s been great that way. He’s been very willing to do that. We’ve been very fortunate and blessed to have him be a part of our teams, coming in and speaking to (them), and this year will be the same.”
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