Just two days after leaving Texas, Rick Barnes has landed at Tennessee.
Tennessee announced the hiring Tuesday, calling Barnes an "elite basketball coach in every respect." The agreement is for six years at $2.25 million annually.
Barnes succeeds Donnie Tyndall, who was fired Friday after one season amid an NCAA investigation of his two years at Southern Mississippi.
Barnes went 402-180 at Texas and reached the NCAA tournament in 16 of his 17 seasons, including a Final Four appearance in 2003.
"Walking through here and seeing everything [on campus], It was so easy for me to get energized and to step back and realize just how fortunate and just...