Report: Mike Leach in line for Tennessee coaching job

A tweet from Newy Scruggs of NBC Dallas/Fort Worth Sports indicates that Washington State head coach Mike Leach is in line to be the next coach of the Tennessee Volunteers, ending a week-long fiasco in Knoxville.

Multiple reports also indicated that Tennessee athletic director John Currie met with Leach in Los Angeles for lunch on Thursday.

Leach is certainly one of the most fascinating coaches in all of college football — his penchant for newsworthy press conferences alone is the stuff of legend.

His prowess for turning around programs, however, is almost unmatched in recent memory. Leach revived Texas Tech into a national powerhouse from 2000-09, posting an 84-43 record in Lubbock highlighted by a Big 12 title in 2008.

After he was unceremoniously fired from Texas Tech following allegations of abuse against players, Leach took over Washington State in 2012 and is currently 38-37 overall. The Cougars started this fall 6-0, the best start in school history.

The hiring of Leach for Tennessee would mark a potentially satisfying ending for a tumultuous — to say the least — hiring process that was brought to a boiling point last week when Greg Schiano and the Vols backed out of a deal after public backlash.

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