The Tennessee Volunteers search for a head coach has been both humbling and frustrating as multiple candidates have avoided the job.
As the coaching search continues to hit wall after wall, Tennessee athletic director John Currie has parted ways with the university after meeting with school officials, including chancellor Beverly Davenport, on Friday morning, according to a report from ESPN.
Tennessee was close to hiring Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano on Sunday but severe backlash put a halt to the deal.
Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy, Duke’s David Cutcliffe, NC State’s Dave Doeren, Purdue’s Jeff Brohm and new Florida coach Dan Mullen were all, at one time or another, under consideration for the head coaching vacancy.
Former Hall of Fame coach Phillip Fulmer will take a more active role in helping the school land a coach.