Tennessee parts ways with AD John Currie amid tumultuous coaching search

Tennessee parts ways with AD John Currie amid tumultuous coaching search

Tennessee parts ways with AD John Currie amid tumultuous coaching search

After Tennessee fired athletic director John Currie Friday morning, a report detailing the timeline of his dismissal has surfaced.

Thursday night, Currie reportedly met with Washington State coach Mike Leach in Los Angeles.

"He has been a student-athlete, a head coach, and a father of UT student-athletes", she said In the release. But if Tennessee has resorted to interviewing coaches who are known for the air raid offense it may make some Mountaineer fans a little uneasy, especially if Leach does not take the job.

Out of nowhere, Tennessee's tumultuous coaching search has ended.

Tennessee fired former coach Butch Jones on November 12 and the Volunteers reportedly offered the job to Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano, but then backed out of the deal due to backlash from Tennessee boosters and fans.

Leach, 56, has been at Washington State for six years and is 38-37, but 26-12 the last three seasons, including 19-8 in the Pac-12.

Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports also reported that a "source tells me the meeting with Mike Leach went very well".

News of Leach's interest in the Tennessee job came just a day after Cougfan.com reported that a WSU recruit in Colorado had been assured by Leach in person that he was staying put. Currie was named Tennessee's AD in February of this year.

Since he was sacked, Tennessee has had five losing seasons and has not won more than nine games.

The Volunteers' search has since stumbled forward rather publicly. Previously, he coached 10 seasons at Texas Tech and went 84-43.

Since the Schiano mess, Currie has reportedly pursued, and been rejected by, Mike Gundy, Jeff Brohm, David Cutliffe, Dave Doeren, Jim Bob Cooter and others.

Currie came to Tennessee earlier in 2017 from Kansas State.

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