John Currie reportedly out as Tennessee AD after nine months

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Fans: Tennessee’s search for a new head coach couldn’t possibly get any weirder.
Tennessee coach search: Hold my beer…

Last night, reports surfaced that Tennessee had focused on Mike Leach as its next head coach after the Washington State coach met with athletic director John Currie.  Less than 24 hours later, amidst chatter that Currie had gone rogue in his pursuit of Leach, it’s being reported that Currie has been fired by UT.

The reported parting of ways came after a meeting between Currie and university officials Friday morning.

Even more intriguing is how the ouster came about.  Reportedly.

Nearly nine months ago to the day, Currie was hired by UT after holding the same job at Kansas State.  One of those in the running for the job?  Fulmer, the former Volunteers head coach who is now expected to assume the athletic director reins.

As for where this leaves the search to replace Butch Jones?  Expect to hear Tee Martin‘s name in the coming days.