Tennessee coaching search: Mike Leach is reportedly the Vols' latest target

  • Tennessee coaching search: Mike Leach is reportedly the Vols' latest target

Tennessee coaching search: Mike Leach is reportedly the Vols' latest target

Per Pete Thamel, Washington State coach Mike Leach has become the new leader to be the replacement for Butch Jones in Knoxville.

The Volunteers have gone through a long and painful coaching search this offseason. But in his time at Washington State and Texas Tech, Leach showed a willingness to hand over the defense to another coach to make things work.

Has Tennessee now turned its attention to Mike Leach? Worth reported on Twitter Thursday that Leach "is working on a deal to become the next coach at Tennessee", and that "a deal could be announced Friday". In fact, that firing has been a point of contention for Leach, and he even sued Tech over it. During that span, the WSU coach registered a win-loss record of 38-37, had three winning seasons and secured four bowl berths for a program that went 9-40 in the four seasons prior to their arrival. With Leach departing, the Cougars will now be on the ...

Washington State went 3-9 again in his third season.

Several reports surfaced on Thursday night that Tennessee athletic director John Currie had traveled to the west coast on Thursday and met with Leach. We all know what's happened since then.