On Sunday, Butch Jones was sacked as head coach of the Volunteers with two games remaining in a miserable season.
Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reported on Sunday that Jones has informed his staff he is being let go.
Brady Hoke, the team's defensive line coach, will fill in as the interim head coach, according to ESPN.
Tennessee is winless in SEC conference play this year, including at Kentucky, just their second loss to the wildcats in the last 33 years.
Hoke is in his first year at Tennessee.
This is Jones' fifth season on the job and shaping up to be his worst since he went 5-7 upon taking over in 2013.
Before the 2017 season, Jones had led Tennessee to two nine-win seasons during the 2015 and 2016 season, respectively.
The Vols lost to LSU in that season's SEC Championship and beat Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl. He can certainly provide a steadying hand, drawing on previous head coaching experience at Ball State, San Diego State and MI. The Vols followed up that Georgia defeat by losing four of their next five games. He will surely land elsewhere, having had success in previous stops at Central Michigan and Cincinnati. As to where the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Taylor might turn next, he released a top-five of (in no order) Louisville, Georgia, Alabama, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech.
Dooley, Johnny Majors, Doug Dickey and Bowden Wyatt are the only Tennessee coaches to endure one-win conference campaigns. Finding the right guy has been hard, and there will be intense pressure to get it right this next time.