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REPORT: Tennessee, Mike Leach ‘working on a deal’

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Could this be it?

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UPDATE (10 AM Friday): Leach appeared to be Currie’s pick, but the hire was stopped by other Tennessee brass. Currie has since been fired, so we can assume this deal is off.


Where might the Tennessee coaching search take us next? This entire week has been filled with dead ends and rejections. Needless to say, it’s not been a good look for Tennessee AD John Currie.

Rumors turned to Kevin Sumlin today after Dave Doeren turned the Vols’ offer down to stay at N.C. State. However, a tweet from Doug Gottlieb ended that speculation.

Once again we ask, what now? It appears that answer may be Washington State head coach Mike Leach. John Brice is reporting that Tennessee met with Leach out west today.

A west coast trip had some naturally connecting those dots to former Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin, but this appears to be all about Leach.

Now we have this from Newy Scruggs out of Dallas, Texas.

Stay tuned.