If you think a decline in victories and championships is the only newsworthy trend in Tennessee athletics, you haven't been paying close enough attention.
The attrition has been almost as significant as the losing. The University of Tennessee has become Turnover U.
You can't get the full impact of how different the athletic department has become without a historical perspective. And you don't need much history. Five years will suffice.
Here's a partial look at UT's sports leadership on May 25, 2007:
Baseball: Coach Rod Delmonico had just completed his 18th season as head coach. The Vols were two years removed from a College World Series and had posted five consecutive winning records, which were followed by Delmonico's firing at the end of the season.
He was succeeded by Todd Raleigh, who never lost fewer than 18 SEC games in four unsuccessful seasons that ended with his firing in 2011.
Track: Bill Webb was in his 12th season as UT's head coach. By then, he had won a national championship in outdoor and indoor track and been honored as SEC coach of the year three times.
He would resign two years later.
Swimming: John Trembley was in his 19th season heading up UT's program. Five years later, the six-time SEC coach of the year was fired for "gross misconduct."
Cross country: George Watts was in his 13th season as UT's head coach. He lasted three more years before track coach J.J. Clark announced Watts wouldn't be retained after the 2010 season.
Soccer: Angela Kelly's team had qualified for its seventh NCAA tournament in her first eight years as the UT women's soccer coach. She left after the 2011 season to become the coach at Texas.
Men's basketball: Bruce Pearl had finished only his second season as coach, but what a two seasons they had been. He had revived a stale program, made the Vols an NCAA tournament regular and had fans thinking he would be here a long time.
Four years later, he was fired for his involvement in NCAA rules violations.
Media relations: Bud Ford had been a part of UT's sports information department for 41 years. He would head up that department for another four years before retiring at the end of 2011 with the expectation of serving another year in the UT athletic department as a historian.
That job was eliminated this year under new athletic director Dave Hart, ending Ford's long tenure with UT. He recently filed a claim against the Vols for breach of contract.
Media relations: Debby Jennings was in her 30th year in charge of media relations for UT women's athletics. When her "retirement" was announced earlier this month, she left her position with the distinction of being legendary coach Pat Summitt's only media relations director.
She is now considering legal action against UT for forcing her to either retire or be fired for insubordination.
Football: Phillip Fulmer was in between his 14th and 15th full seasons as coach at this time five years ago. His 2006 team had improved to 9-4 after a 5-6 finish in 2005 and his 2007 team would make it to the SEC championship game.
He was fired after a disastrous 5-7 season in 2008.
Administrative: Mike Hamilton was in great shape as UT's athletic director five years ago. He was basking in the glow of Pearl's sudden success and hadn't yet alienated some UT fans with his firing of Fulmer.
But with both football and basketball programs in turmoil four years later, Hamilton joined UT's list of departed in 2011.
Women's basketball: Five years ago, Summitt had ended her 33rd season with a seventh national championship.
Illness forced her to resign after last season but she will continue with the program as head coach emeritus.
Those are just the attrition highlights. There have been numerous other changes involving assistant coaches and longtime administrators,
Former women's athletic director Joan Cronan is no longer in charge of the department she ran for 28 years. In fact, there's no women's department to run since the men's and women's programs have merged. That makes you wonder how long before the Lady Vols' logo could be obscured by a Power T big enough for men and women.
With all the reorganization and replacements, it's worth noting that everything hasn't changed at UT. Toy poodles and Pomeranians aren't competing to replace Smokey. General Neyland's maxims remain intact.
And there's no hint UT administrators think the checkerboard end zones in Neyland Stadium might be outdated.