WATCH LIVE: See UT Chancellor Davenport address athletic director situation at 4 p.m.


University of Tennessee Chancellor Beverly Davenport will be addressing the athletic director situation during a news conference scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, according to school officials.

Various reports including one from our sister station WBIR says John Currie, who had been on the job only eight months after leaving Kansas State, was summoned to Knoxville following a recruiting trip to California to find the Volunteers next head football coach for a meeting with Davenport Friday morning.

Currie was reportedly in Los Angeles and held talks with current Washington State head coach Mike Leach about the job.

WBIR's Michael Crowe was posted outside of the meeting area where Davenport and Currie met this morning. He said the discussion only lasted 12 minutes and Currie did not want to speak about the issue when approached by Crowe.

News 5 WCYB will broadcast the news conference beginning at 4 p.m. on-air and online.