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More "good" pub for the athletic department. Like Wes tweeted, everything is changing. Everything.
For 35 years, including all eight of Tennessee's NCAA titles, Debby Jennings was the one behind the scenes, setting up interviews and writing up game notes. Wednesday, the associate athletic director retired.
I am still on the fence with Hart as IMO everyone should be. I didnt like his comments last year during the heat of recruiting that only gave Ark, Bama and others ammo against Dooley coming down the stretch to NSD. IMO you support your head coach publicly til you fire him as anything else just hurts the program.
JMO this article has an agenda and who knows behind the scenes all the reasons for each job being deleted except for saying its all about the $$$ and today's corporate scene but that does NOT at all mean our women's teams will suffer one bit. New personnel is sometimes a great thing for a company or team. New ideas etc happen. Sure you lose experience at UT but you can also hire new experience if needed.
I dont like anyone losing their job(s) but 35 years is better than much much less than that and there might of been more to this than making job cuts (NOT saying anything negative other than maybe some jobs were duplicates of others for example).
Still....I will take a wait and see approach with Hart just as I am with Dooley hopefully the next 2 years then we will have more data and they will have been given a proper chance.
I still say THE most important thing a CEO, manager, HC or AD can do is hire qualified people and then retain them when they are successful and give them every tool to be successful.
I would like to know details of how our Athletic Dept measures up to Bama, FL, UGA and other schools at our level that we really compete against to see exactly what Hart is doing or trying to get it to look like.
This post was edited by SamVolsam 23 months ago
Hart is a bad ass mofo. Let him work. Change is hard on everyone and I have no doubt he is doing what he's doing for the best.
After 35 years, Jennings may well have decided it was time to retire regardless of anything else going on. That's a long time to stay at one place.
Blah, blah, blah, who cares...another person who sucked at the tit of the football program when times were good. We had two seperate athletic departments, who does that these days? Nobody, that's who. Dave Hart is a stud and will get this place straightened out and its been a long time coming. Tennessee's AD has been a disaster for years and its high time it was fixed. Its obvious some if you have never been in business and understand what Mr. Hart is doing.
We begged for change the day Fulmer was fired, and I believe it was time for a change. It hasnt been pretty up until now, but I have faith in Hart, and the direction of the football program, as well as the Athletic Department as a whole. What we were doing wasnt working, so I will embrace a new line of thinkig, until proven otherwise.
you can't bring in the big guns and tell him to tie one hand behind his back. gotta let him work, if that's what's going on here.
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While I certainly understand the changes and job cuts, at the age of 57, and after 35 years here, I would like to see her leave on her own timetable. It can't always be done, but I think there were better ways of taking care of business, particularly when it comes to someone so obviously engrained into the backbone of the Lady Vols PR
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I have nothing against her and wish her the best, but 35 years is a long time. I'm sure she's got a helluva pension waiting for her People with 35 years on the job are being forced out all over this country in this economy. If she's as good as they say, she'll land on her feet. Others might not be so lucky. I say cheers to Dave Hart for having the stones to do the politically incorrect thing. Fix football, the athletic department and then worry about women's sports!
"I'm like Wes." --Ryan Callahan
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