According to a report, Tennessee athletic director John Currie has been fired after a disastrous coaching search.
#BREAKING: According to sources, UTAD John Currie has been fired after only 8 months on the job
— Chynna Greene (@ChynnaGreene) December 1, 2017
In a stunning twist, it’s being reported that Phillip Fulmer has been undermining Currie’s efforts in hopes he takes the position:
Sources: John Currie was prepared to hire Mike Leach but university officials wouldn’t allow him to do so. Phillip Fulmer has been sabotaging search process in hopes to become Tennessee’s AD
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 1, 2017
It was also suggested (but not confirmed) that Currie was set to hire Washington State’s Mike Leach, but didn’t seek approval from big-time booster Jimmy Haslam. Currie could also be fired with cause.
Stay tuned for updates.