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The Tennessee coaching search has delved into total chaos

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Just when you think it can’t get anymore surreal, GUESS WHAT HAPPENED?!?

NCAA Football: Tennessee Press Conference Wade Payne-USA TODAY Sports

Remember three months ago when Tennessee was going to hire Greg Schiano and then a fan revolt led them to go back on it?

Wait, what? That was last weekend?

This coaching search has taken so many twists and turns that it’s hard to keep track of them all. Schiano, Mike Gundy, Jeff Brohm, Dave Doeren, and now Mike Leach. Those are the names that Tennessee has been connected to this week.

Gundy, Brohm, and Doeren all clearly leveraged the opening into raises at their current positions. Did Leach do the same? Well... not quite

According to Brett McMurphy, the Vols were prepared to offer Leach, and it appeared interest was mutual, but Phil Fulmer sabotaged John Currie and has been sabotaging the entire coaching search in hopes of becoming athletic director.

So, that all seems bad. At least it can’t get any worse, right?

TENNESSEE FIRED CURRIE THIS MORNING. IN THE MIDDLE OF A DEBACLE OF A COACHING SEARCH.

What does this mean? Well, it seems at least somewhat likely that Fulmer got his wish and will be the next athletic director. What does it mean for the coaching search? Who knows at this point? The job and program is rapidly becoming one of college football’s most toxic.