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Tennessee athletic director John Currie was fired on Friday after a disastrous search for a new football coach. Per ESPN:
quote:Currie will be replaced by former Tennessee Hall of Fame coach Phillip Fulmer.
Tennessee athletic director John Currie has parted ways with the university after meeting with school officials, including chancellor Beverly Davenport, on Friday morning, sources confirmed to ESPN.
Currie had been leading a disastrous search for a new football coach. He flew back to Knoxville after interviewing Washington State coach Mike Leach on Thursday in Los Angeles. University officials instructed Currie not to broker a deal with Leach or anybody else prior to returning to campus, sources told ESPN.
Former Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer is taking over as the school's athletic director as it seeks a new football coach to stabilize a program thrown into tumult by a challenging search.
Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport announced Fulmer's appointment as athletic director on Friday. Sources told ESPN that Fulmer will get a two-year contract for the job.
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