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Tennessee Reportedly Fires Chancellor Beverly Davenport

Fans pack the stands to support their teams as the Mississippi Rebels face the Tennessee Volunteers.

KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 01: Fans pack the stands to support their teams as the Mississippi Rebels face the Tennessee Volunteers on October 1, 2005 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The University of Tennessee will be searching for a new chancellor in the coming weeks. That's according to a report from local Knoxville columnist Jimmy Hyams, who is reporting that the university has moved on from chancellor Beverly Davenport.

According to his report, school president Dr. Joe DiPietro fired Davenport, who made the controversial hire of former athletic director John Currie.

A botched coaching search might be to blame.

Currie was fired in the middle of the search for Butch Jones' replacement after Davenport revealed that she had asked Currie "not to pursue any discussions about employment with any additional candidates."

He reportedly attempted to hire Mike Leach before he was let go. Phil Fulmer took over as the interim AD, and has since garnered a four-year extension in that position.

It looked like everything was going smoothly after Fulmer's hire - the school brought in former Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as the team's head coach.