Official: Vols OC Tyson Helton named Western Kentucky head coach

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The University of Western Kentucky confirmed Tuesday Tennessee offensive coordinator Tyson Helton will become the new head coach.

Helton just finished his first season under Jeremy Pruitt. Helton was previously on the USC staff and spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons at Western Kentucky as their offensive coordinator.

Former Western Kentucky coach Mike Sanford, who was 9-16 in two seasons, was fired on Sunday.

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