The Tennessee Football coaching search has been full of wild, unpredictable turns. And Thursday has been no different.

A source has told A to Z Sports Nashville that Tennessee Vols athletic director John Currie met with Washington State head coach Mike Leach for lunch in Los Angeles Thursday.

The meeting took place at the “Cast & Plow” restaurant in Marina Del Ray and lasted about two hours. A to Z Sports Nashville learned of the lunch as it was happening at 12:45pm PT.

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Jayson Swain of the “Swain Event” tweeted about Currie being on the West Coast. And Volquest’s Brent Hubbs said he had been told the same thing by multiple sources and that Currie was scheduled to return to Knoxville soon. An independent source told me that they heard a Currie-Leach meeting had also taken place.

I’m not reporting that an offer has been made for Leach to become Tennessee’s coach. But my source can confirm that there was absolutely a meeting.

Thursday has been an eventful day for the Tennessee coaching search as NC State coach Dave Doeren was reportedly offered the job, then accepted a counter offer to remain with the Wolfpack. ESPN’s Chris Low then reported that the Vols turned to recently fired Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin. Thursday afternoon Fox Sports Radio’s Doug Gottlieb said Sumlin was not interested in Tennessee.