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Volunteers fire AD John Currie

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Tennessee Volunteers have fired its athletic director John Currie. He was on the job for the past eight months.

Currie took black eye after black eye after college football coaches rejected the school’s overtures. Just last Sunday, the school thought they had an agreement with Greg Schiano.

Embattled Tennessee Volunteers athletic director John Currie (Photo by Wade Payne/Associated Press)

Embattled Tennessee Volunteers athletic director John Currie (Photo by Wade Payne/Associated Press)

Almost immediately after word began to leak out that Schiano was going to be the Head Coach, students began to protest his hiring. Then, politicians got involved and tweeted to and sent letters to the school.

Currie, who was basically hired to find a football coach, was fired before he was able to find one. He fired Butch Jones in November and named Brady Hoke on an interim basis.

Just this morning, we reported that the Volunteers were close to hiring Washington State Cougars Head Coach Mike Leach. Since Currie has been fired, it does not look like Leach will be hired at the school now.

Philip Fulmer, a former head football coach at the school, reportedly undermined Currie so that he could get the job. If Fulmer is hired to try to fix the mess that’s left in Knoxville, Tennessee, that would likely mean one of its own will be the new head coach.

It’s believed that Fulmer would hire Tee Martin, his former quarterback to be the head coach. Martin is presently the USC Trojans offensive coordinator.


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