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08:26 AM ET 09.02 | Tennessee may have its eye on a top candidate. Tangible proof emerged Thursday that the search for a new vice chancellor of athletics at Tennessee is still in business, but the wait went on for at least one more day. Members of UT's five-person search committee recently talked with University of Alabama executive director of athletics Dave Hart, both schools confirmed Thursday. A source with direct knowledge of the search told the News Sentinel that no formal offer has been made. The source requested anonymity because UT has not formally acknowledged any candidates for the position during the search. "Mr. Hart has had conversations with officials at the University of Tennessee," Alabama's statement reads.

Knoxville News Sentinel

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September 2, 2011  08:54 AM ET

What? Not VFH? Ya gotta be <hittin' me!

September 2, 2011  08:59 AM ET

Vice Chancellor of Athletics? How many staff positions does the athletic department have? Or is this a fancy title given to the AD?

September 2, 2011  09:03 AM ET
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What? Not VFH? Ya gotta be <hittin' me!

No **** there......gotta be a conspiracy. VHF had the AD job wrapped up!!

Think he got caught w/ the Chancellor's daughter again???

September 2, 2011  09:03 AM ET
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Vice Chancellor of Athletics? How many staff positions does the athletic department have? Or is this a fancy title given to the AD?

I once got a sales letter addressed to the "Gym Towel Purchaser" when I was coaching! Now, that's a lofty title right there.

September 2, 2011  09:03 AM ET
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No **** there......gotta be a conspiracy. VHF had the AD job wrapped up!!Think he got caught w/ the Chancellor's daughter again???

LOL..or wife!

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September 2, 2011  10:01 AM ET

Did VFH get caught w/ granny po*n while I was away?

September 2, 2011  10:07 AM ET
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He is the ADs right hand man.. A BAMA grad helping UTk... wtfLUS has the same but I thinks its called the Associate AD...

Millions of $$ coming in and still barely making it ... too many staff positions just like the gov't.

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September 2, 2011  11:21 AM ET

UTK has had independent ADs for men's and women's athletics. With Mike Hamilton's exit, the incredible Joan Cronan (women's AD for many years) assumed the mantle of unified AD with the condition that she will serve while UTK makes and exhaustive search for the right candidate to assume the duties into the foreseeable future. Apparently, the title for the new combined position is vice chancellor of athletics.

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September 2, 2011  11:27 AM ET

Though I have no judgment or opinion of Dave Hart, as an alumnus, I do want an exhaustive and thorough search for Joan's replacement. Part of me wants it to be a high-profile, unassailable woman with AD experience. I would expect higher grad rates and better career opportunities for UTK athletes of both genders, competitive programs, and delegation of authority to coaches of good character - let 'em run their programs.

Oh, and before you cynics can say no such person exists, research Joan and Pat Summitt. Not only can it be done, it HAS been done with extraordinary success.

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September 2, 2011  11:31 AM ET

AND another thing, if you chauvinists contend that no woman AD can preside over a winning college football program, check your wits at the door. An egotistical male AD is going to get into the coach's **** and attempt to micro-manage the high profile program. A self-assured woman is going to establish goals and let the coach run the program. Freakin' CFB heaven (if you have the right coach)!

September 2, 2011  11:32 AM ET
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"Chancellor of Athletics"

If it was up to me, it would be Joan until she fell over dead.

 
September 2, 2011  11:38 AM ET

Actually, UTK has one Chancellor and a handful of Vice Chancellors.

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