KNOXVILLE — Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart didn’t trek to Hoover, Ala., for this year’s SEC Media Day. Not many ADs do. Their presence isn’t necessary.
Speaking with Hart this morning, I mentioned that any time a program gets in and out of Hoover without stirring controversy or delivering a blundered quote, it should be considered a success.
“That’s absolutely right,” Hart said.
Which is why the UT athletic director is more than pleased with first-year coach Butch Jones and players Ja’Wuan James, Tiny Richardson and Jacques Smith. The group navigated a Wednesday stay at Media Day without a stepping on any landmines.