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In the corporate world, boards are charged with the fiduciary responsibility of managing the company. When they don't do their jobs, they are legally responsible.
So, that begs the question of why UT would even have an Athletics Board if they had no responsibility or power? It sounds like these folks have been having a tailgating meeting before Spring football practice, watching the game, and then adjourning until the next year.
An even bigger question, which this article doesn't address, is do these folks get paid for their board participation? And if they do, exactly what are they being paid to do? Recommending retiring Johnny Majors' jersey doesn't seem like much of an accomplishment.
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