David Climer: UT must put Hart and soul into next football hire

University of Tennessee Athletic Director Dave Hart during a press conference at Neyland Stadium on Sunday, November 18, 2012 regarding the future of Tennessee football. 
  
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Photo by Saul Young, 2012 Knoxville News Sentinel

University of Tennessee Athletic Director Dave Hart during a press conference at Neyland Stadium on Sunday, November 18, 2012 regarding the future of Tennessee football. (Saul Young/News Sentinel)

Firing Derek Dooley was easy.

Now comes the hard part.

This is what Dave Hart signed on for when he became Tennessee’s athletics director in September 2011. Even then — two losing seasons ago — Hart had to recognize Dooley was not the long-term answer for UT football. He knew this day was coming.

Hart can’t afford to get it wrong. The Vols have fallen. Can Hart help them get up?

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Comments » 8

bierbrewer writes:

First! Fire Sal now, hurry!

licknpromise777#651578 writes:

Anybody from the NFL works for me..Gruden, DelRio or my personal choice Greg Roman

brokendownoldvol writes:

Please NO MORE experimenting on non proven coaches especially those with no experience at whatever they are hired to do! Hire proven winners at every position, if not just tear down the stadium and quit wasting millions on everything except coaches.

BeRealistic writes:

Dismiss Hart also. He has proven along with DD he is not the man for AD.

ournextguest writes:

in response to BeRealistic:

Dismiss Hart also. He has proven along with DD he is not the man for AD.

Move Cheeks out with him too.

bfowler1161#262198 writes:

Don't want to handcuff a new coach, but would love to see Pittman and Graham retained.

jt45 writes:

in response to bierbrewer:

First! Fire Sal now, hurry!

Hopefully the next Coach will take care of that and bring in some good assistants. I wouldnt mind seeing Graham and Pittman kept on staff, they have
been the best assistants this year.

bfowler1161#262198 writes:

in response to collegegrovebilly:

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If your contract had a $5 million buyout, would you turn it down?

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