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REPORT: Tennessee has fired athletics director John Currie

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Another twist.

NCAA Football: Tennessee Press Conference Wade Payne-USA TODAY Sports

In the middle of leading one of the worst coaching searches of all time, Tennessee has fired AD John Currie. Chynna Greene broke the news out of Knoxville.

Currie was in Los Angeles yesterday, reportedly interviewing Washington State head coach Mike Leach. Currie returned to Knoxville this morning to meet with Chancellor Davenport. That meeting was brief, with Currie leaving after 12 minutes. According to Greene, Currie is out.

Currie was hired on February 28th of this year.

This is yet another monkey wrench into this absolutely insane coaching search. It certainly feels like this isn’t ending anytime soon. What a mess.

UPDATES

Here’s an update on a potential buyout.

John Brice says Fulmer will take control.

McMurphy says Currie wanted Leach, but Tennessee officials weren’t having it.

ESPN’s Chris Low confirms the report.