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Tennessee names Fulmer AD, places Currie on paid leave

Tennessee names Fulmer AD, places Currie on paid leave

Before coming to Kansas State, he worked at Tennessee for about a decade in various capacities, most recently as a chief deputy and adviser to former athletic director Mike Hamilton.

This morning, he was reportedly meeting with the Tennessee brass to rehash their strategy; it was, unfortunately for him, a meeting that accomplished just that, giving him the boot and opening the position up for some lifetime Tennesseean like Phillip Fulmer to fill the slot.

Tennessee reportedly had a deal in place with Schiano on Sunday morning, but it fell through by the end of the day after the university heard from the fan base, state representatives and local business owners.

According to Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated, Currie and current Washington State coach Mike Leach met in California on Thursday night and ultimately agreed to a deal that would make Leach the next head coach in Knoxville.

Another person familiar with the meeting told the AP that Currie flew from Raleigh, North Carolina, to Los Angeles on Thursday, where he met one-on-one with Leach.

Butch Jones lost his last seven SEC games including two
Butch Jones lost his last seven SEC games including two

Previous athletic director John Currie was sacked earlier Friday as the program's search for a head football coach continues.

"He has been a student-athlete, a head coach, and a father of UT student-athletes", she said In the release.

Schiano has denied the claim. He also has a coaching record of 122-88. It started with Greg Schiano initially hired by Tennessee before being ran out of town by backlash. At a huge rock on campus where students often paint various messages, the words "Schiano covered up child rape at Penn State" appeared.

Reports linked Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy and Purdue's Jeff Brohm to Tennessee's vacancy, but both stayed put. The Volunteers then lost their final two games to finish 4-8 overall and 0-8 in the conference.

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