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WSU's Mike Leach not going to Tennessee after Athletic Director John Currie gets the boot

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KHQ.COM - WSU fans can breathe a little easier that head coach Mike Leach isn't going anywhere, at least for now. Tennessee Volunteer fans went to bed last night thinking Leach would be their next head coach but according to ESPN, the deal is off the table at the moment. 

ESPN is reporting that Tennessee athletic director, John Currie who had been leading what's been called a disastrous coaching search, has been fired after meeting with school officials Friday morning. Currie met with Leech on Thursday in Los Angeles to discuss the coaching vacancy but according to ESPN, after the meeting University authorities told Currie not to broker a deal with Leach or anybody else prior to returning to campus.

Currie had been on the job at Tennessee for just nine months.

ESPN says that according to their sources, former Hall of Fame coach Phillip Fulmer, now serving as a special adviser to university president Joe DiPietro, will now take the lead in helping the Vols land a new coach. The new coach will be Tennessee's fifth head coach in the past 11 years.

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