If Tennessee is interested in Chattanooga Coach Mack McCarthy, it may have to get in line.
Memphis and Louisiana State want to talk with McCarthy after the season ends about their vacant coaching jobs.
"It's funny, but our team is no better than it was two weeks ago, and I'm no better coach than I was two weeks ago," McCarthy told the Chattanooga Times on Thursday. "It's just that, because of our success in this tournament, people have noticed that we have a good program."
McCarthy wouldn't talk about the job offers. He has said any professional advancement wouldn't be discussed until the season is over.
His wife, however, gave a little more away.
"There's one big reason that's a wrong assumption," Jean McCarthy said as she pointed to the couple's 10-year-old daughter, Katie. "I told Mack after we left Auburn, I never wanted to move again. We've had 12 great years in Chattanooga, and it's Katie's birthplace. It would take a special job to get Mack away from Chattanooga."