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Initial reactions to Mike Leach Tennessee rumors

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News broke Thursday night that Mike Leach had met with the Volunteers AD

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Twitter was thrown into a frenzy Thursday evening as news surfaced that Mike Leach had met with Tennessee Athletic Director John Currie. It’s being reported that Leach has been offered the job as Head Football Coach at UT. As is the case with all big news, people took to the internet to share their thoughts

Keep in mind that nothing is official at this point and the story is still developing. Make sure to check in regularly with the site throughout the coming days for updates.

WSU fans were not happy to hear that their beloved pirate may be shipping out of Pullman.

Some handled the reports better than others.

Former wide receiver Gabe Marks doesn’t appear to be thrilled with the developments.

On the other side of this situation, #VolTwitter had mixed reactions to the news, but most of the tweets I saw were optimistic. They’re probably just hoping to have their chaotic coaching search wrapped up.

A major concern whenever a coach leaves is how it will effect the recruiting class. While only time will tell on that front, wide receiver commit Patrick Nunn offered some reassuring news to Coug fans, even if Leach were to leave.

After the news broke it didn’t take long for the discussion to shift to speculation on potential replacements. Alex Grinch, Kevin Sumlin, Todd Graham, Jeff Tedford and Beau Baldwin were a few popular names floating around Thursday.

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Football

Mike Leach of Washington State met with Tennessee to discuss head-coaching vacancy
Mike Leach met with Tennessee to talk about the school's coaching vacancy, but a source told ESPN the two sides haven't negotiated and that a deal is not imminent.

Report: Mike Leach offered Tennessee head job - FootballScoop
Newy Scruggs with NBC Sports in Dallas is reporting the offer has been extended and could be announced as early as tomorrow.

Mike Leach would provide Tennessee the perfect ending for its crazy coaching search - The Washington Post
With reports that Leach is close to coming to Knoxville, it's only fitting that college football's most eccentric coach is set to bring the beleaguered Vols a much-needed dose of credibility.

Mike Leach: 5 things to know about potential UT Vols football coach
Tennessee could turn to the Washington State coach to fill its vacancy

Reports: Washington State’s Mike Leach interviewed for Tennessee job, could strike deal by Friday | The Spokesman-Review
Leach’s departure would signal the end of a six-year run with the Cougars. During that span, the WSU coach registered a win-loss record of 38-37, had three winning seasons and secured four bowl games for a program that went 9-40 in the four seasons prior to their arrival.

WSU wide receiver Isaiah Johnson-Mack announces he will transfer - CougCenter
Where the sophomore wide receiver will end up is yet to be seen.

Men’s Basketball:

Bracketology - NCAA College Basketball Brackets and Predictions - ESPN
The Cougs make an appearance on the bubble.

Women’s Basketball:

Women’s basketball looks for fourth win of season – The Daily Evergreen
WSU women’s basketball (3-4) will host Idaho State University (5-1) Friday, after winning two of three games at the Gulf Coast Showcase last weekend.

Volleyball:

Volleyball Opens NCAA First Round Against Cougars
The Florida State Seminoles (18-10, 12-8 ACC) will face the Washington State Cougars (17-10, 6-14 Pac-12) in the first round on Friday, Dec. 1 at 5:30 pm (4:30 CT).