Tennessee Extinguishes John Currie Dumpster Fire, Will Mike Leach Hire Be Finalized?

Reports: Mike Leach offered University of Tennessee head coach position

FILE - in this October 21, 2017, file photo, Washington State coach Mike Leach watches from the sideline during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Colorado in Pullman, Wash.

He said he "has been charged with finding the right coach for this circumstance: head coach, assistant coach, coordinator".

News of Leach's interest in the Tennessee job came just a day after Cougfan.com reported that a WSU recruit in Colorado had been assured by Leach in person that he was staying put.

The Volunteers are "working on a deal" with Leach and could make an announcement as early as, Newy Scruggs of the NBC television affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth reported.

Leach, 56, is 9-3 at Washington State this season, having reached at least eight wins in each of the past three seasons. Or you're a good coach; there's rumors you're leaving.

Asked about the rumor, and if he expected to be back at WSU next season, Leach said, "Yeah, I do". But I'm not leaving. The meeting reportedly lasted approximately eight to 10 minutes.




Several factors have fueled speculation about Leach's future in recent weeks.

Fulmer was reportedly a favorite of a group of top boosters, who wanted to bring back one of the football program's winningest coaches to lead the entire athletic department.

Tennessee fired Butch Jones last month and was close to hiring Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano on Sunday as its next coach.

The Volunteers' search has since stumbled forward rather publicly. Before coming to Kansas State, he worked at Tennessee for about a decade in various capacities, most recently as a chief deputy and adviser to former athletic director Mike Hamilton. He was 84-43 at Texas Tech before being fired after the 2009 season.

"The kind of head coach who will honor our university's values, will be proud to represent our state and be a role model to our student-athletes".

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