CLEMSON -- When suitors come calling, Clemson offensive coordinator Rob Spence continues to listen.
Spence could interview for Tennessee's vacant coordinator position as soon as today, according to a source familiar with the situation.
The Knoxville Sentinel reported in today's editions that Spence, 49, will be the first known candidate to interview for the job, which opened last week when David Cutcliffe became Duke's head coach.
A year ago, Spence was offered coordinator jobs at Minnesota and Alabama but rebuffed both despite the chance for a significant pay raise.
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He also spoke with the NFL's Oakland Raiders about a position on their staff.
Spence, who has overseen Clemson's offense for three seasons, did not return calls seeking comment.
He was slated to make $207,000 this season, a far cry from the $340,000 Cutcliffe earned at Tennessee.
Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips has said he planned to examine assistant coaches' contracts this offseason to compare them to market value.
Tennessee has also been in contact with Detroit Lions receiver coach Kippy Brown, a former Vols assistant, the Sentinel reported.
If Spence had left the staff last year, coach Tommy Bowden was prepared to promote receivers coach Dabo Swinney, who subsequently gained the title of assistant last coach and a $60,000 salary boost to $195,000.