03/21/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Kevin Steele Tennessee Bound: Clemson Coach To Be Named Vols Defensive Coordinator (POLL)

Kevin Steele is headed to Tennessee, according to reports. Formerly an assistant at Alabama under Nick Saban and a linebacker at Tennessee in his playing days, Steele comes back to the SEC after a brief stint at Clemson.

WATE reports that Steele will first meet with his Clemson players before making the announcement official.

Steele, who also served as defensive coordinator at Clemson, denied rumors that he was contacted by the Vols last week, though the rumors continued.

Steele will work under the Vols' new head coach Derek Dooley.