Sources: John Currie dismissed after meeting with UT's Chancellor


University of Tennessee Athletic Director John Currie is now out of the job, according to sources close to Currie, NBC affiliate WBIR says.

Here is the story from WBIR:

Currie met with UT Chancellor Beverly Davenport briefly Friday as fervor over the search for UT's next head football coach continues to reach new levels.

The meeting was short -- around 10 minutes long -- and there was no indication as to what the Currie and Davenport discussed behind closed doors.

WBIR reporter Michael Crowe met Currie as he left the meeting, asking what they had discussed.

Currie's reply: "I can't say anything to you just now."

Currie has been criticized by many fans for how the search has been handled, with messages of "Fire Currie" appearing across social media and elsewhere.

The latest report from NBC Dallas showed that Washington State head coach Mike Leach is in talks with Currie to become the next coach. Our partners at report that Vols athletics director John Currie was in Los Angeles Thursday to meet with Leach.

The coaching search has taken a number of twists and turns, with passionate fans weighing in at every step of the way as new stories and rumors broke, and others were flat-out denied.