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Calhoun out of the Tennessee mix

You can take Troy Calhoun's name off Tennessee's list.

The Air Force coach issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying he would be the Falcons' coach in 2010.

Calhoun's statement read: "We are more than grateful and proud to be closely involved with the character building of our cadets and the mission of the United States Air Force Academy. We are diligently recruiting and working with our team to prepare for the upcoming season. We look forward to coaching and being a part of the Air Force Academy team both on and off the field in 2010.”

Duke's David Cutcliffe remains in the thick of the Vols' search, which could be wrapped up as early as Thursday night or Friday morning. Louisiana Tech's Derek Dooley is also on the list, while two others Tennessee has shown interest in are Utah's Kyle Whittingham and Temple's Al Golden.