According to multiple media reports, the University of Tennessee has offered their head football coaching position to current Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, and a deal could become official today.
Chancellor Beverly Davenport said at news conference Friday after the move was announced that Currie had been suspended. She added that Fulmer will be Tennessee's athletic director "for the foreseeable future" and "take the reins of our search."
Doeren’s decision to remain at North Carolina State continues Tennessee’s frustrating search for a coach following the Nov. 12 firing of Jones, who went 34-27 in five seasons.
Tennessee fired football coach Butch Jones on Sunday with two games left in a regular season in which the Volunteers started ranked but are now still winless in the Southeastern Conference.
In his final home game, Missouri’s Ish Witter gashed Tennessee’s defense for 216 yards rushing as the Tigers cruised to a 50-17 victory on Saturday night.
Missouri has bounced back from a five-game skid to win three straight games and get into bowl contention. Tennessee ended a four-game slide last week but is still in jeopardy of failing to qualify for a bowl game.
Stephen Johnson ran for an 11-yard touchdown with 33 seconds remaining and hit Benny Snell with the 2-point conversion pass, Snell rushed for three touchdowns and Kentucky rallied past Tennessee 29-26 Saturday night for its first win over the Volunteers since 2011.
Alabama (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) has won all 10 meetings with Tennessee (3-3, 0-3) under coach Nick Saban, eight of them by double digits.
Tennessee will be missing its projected starting left tackle and its top linebacker Monday when the 25th-ranked Volunteers open the season against Georgia Tech.
Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop doesn’t expect a lawsuit filed against him by his former employer to be a distraction as the Volunteers’ defense attempts to bounce back from a disappointing season.
Kentucky (5-4, 4-3 SEC) seeks to become bowl eligible and earn its first victory in Knoxville since 1984 on Saturday when it visits Tennessee (6-3, 2-3) in a game matching two teams still holding out hope of winning the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division.
Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he expects Jalen Hurd to play Saturday against No. 1 Alabama after the junior running back missed a 45-38 overtime loss at Texas A&M last week with an unspecified injury.
Shortly after Tennessee defeated Virginia Tech 45-23 in the 1994 Gator Bowl, fans from both schools began clamoring for more frequent meetings between the two geographically-natural non-conference rivals.
Tennessee’s signing class gained an infusion of highly regarded talent and a Florida flavor in the final 48 hours of the recruiting cycle.
Tennessee coach Butch Jones announced Wednesday that he and defensive coordinator John Jancek “have mutually agreed to part ways.”