KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Today’s daily Tennessee athletics podcast discusses the Vols’ vacant athletic director position and the possibility that Phillip Fulmer might assume the position.
For now, the silence is alarming at Tennessee, with the search for the next A.D. a seemingly rudderless ship.
UT president Joe DiPietro has the title but apparently not the savvy to take charge of the matter publicly as rumors continue to run rampant over the potential timeline or candidates, most recently Fulmer.
The school’s chancellor office officially sits open until Beverly Davenport assumes control on Feb. 15, though the former Cincinnati interim president and senior vice president was on campus Tuesday to attend a Lady Vols basketball game.
Dave Hart, who announced in August he would be retiring in June, continues to stay in the shadows, yielding only an occasional statement to the fan site of his choosing.
The transition in departments has led to a sense that there is no direction at Tennessee, with new rumors and scuttlebutt emerging, and fans growing more weary of the lack of organization each day.
The confirmed news at Tennessee Monday was the hiring of former North Carolina defensive backs coach Charlton Warren, an Atlanta native who continues to recruit that area well.
Butch Jones continues to reconfigure his staff on the heels of the 9-4 season.