Peyton Manning may want to coach for Tennessee

2015 Peyton Manning Suffered from Plantar Fasciatis And Many other ailments
2015 Peyton Manning Suffered from Plantar Fasciatis And Many other ailments

Since announcing his retirement from the NFL following 18 magical seasons, Peyton Manning's future has been the topic of conversation across the league. From reports of him entering the media arena to taking over control of a team in the front office or owner's booth, people are wondering what the next step will be for the two time Super Bowl champ and five time MVP.

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While everyone seems to think Peyton Manning's future is in the pros, there is a chance he may be ready to return to school for his alma mater, the Tennessee Volunteers. Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman says his sources believe that Manning wants to be on the sidelines coaching for the school that he shined at two decades ago:

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.

Manning had said in years past that he would have an interest in coaching someday, however stopped short of saying he wanted to be a head coach and would like to focus on handling quarterbacks. Manning started all four years for the Vols, finishing his senior season in 1997 as a consensus All-American and finished second in the voting for the Heisman Trophy.

Tennessee is one of the favorites to win the SEC's East Division this year, as head coach Butch Jones returns star quarterback Josh Dobbs and running back Jalen Hurd from a Vols team that went 9-4 and finished the year with a win in the Outback Bowl.

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