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SBD/September 7, 2011/Colleges
Univ. Of Tennessee Hires Dave Hart As Athletic Director, Effective Sept. 21
Published September 7, 2011
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DIFFERENT BALLGAME: In Memphis, Ron Higgins writes it is “hard not to like” Hart’s credentials. During his tenure at FSU he “did all the right things an AD should to improve the overall athletic program and grow the department.” It seems like UT “hit a home run hiring him.” Still, Higgins writes there is “this one fact that keeps nagging at me: In the three major men’s sports at FSU … Hart only had to make two head coaching hires during his 13 years in Tallahassee” (Memphis COMMERIAL APPEAL, 9/7). In Nashville, David Climer writes Hart in UT’s athletic department will be “in a virtual vacuum when it comes to on-campus scrutiny.” But unlike “most similar schools, Hart will enjoy uncommon freedom to do his job at UT without people in positions of power second-guessing his every move” (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 9/7).