He will appoint a committee and seek outside advice, but University of Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy Cheek ultimately will select UT’s next athletics director.
A word of caution to Vols fans: Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Nothing he has done during the entire Bruce Pearl/ Mike Hamilton saga indicates that Cheek has a clue about the inner workings of the $100 million-a-year enterprise that is the UT Athletics Department.
I don’t know Cheek personally but I’ve heard some good and some bad things about him. Frankly, unless the university goes broke, it’s difficult to tell what kind of job the chancellor is doing.
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