• University of Tennessee athletic director fired, reports say


    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - University of Tennessee Athletic Director John Currie has been fired, according to numerous reports.

    Chynna Greene from WVLT in Knoxville was the first to break the news.

    WBIR and others are also reporting Currie's firing as the Volunteer's athletic director.

    Former head coach, Phillip Fulmer, was appointed as acting athletics director Friday afternoon.

    Currie has been under scrutiny as the Vols searched for a new head football coach to replace Butch Jones. The school was poised to hire Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Greg Schiano on Sunday, but backlash led to the school pulling its offer, according to numerous reports.

    Tennessee has interviewed several prospective coaches in recent days, but no hire had been made. ESPN's Chris Low described the coaching search as "disastrous."

    Friday morning, it appeared the school was working toward a deal with Washington State head coach Mike Leach, but the firing of John Currie clouds the status of that move.

    We will keep you updated on this situation as details progress. 

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