In life, timing is everything.

Is it possible that Dan Radakovich might have had a… er, personal reason for keeping a lid on Tech’s latest scandal?

Scratch Georgia Tech’s Dan Radakovich from Tennessee’s list for a new athletic director.

Georgia Tech’s recent NCAA troubles and the NCAA’s assertion that Georgia Tech officials attempted to “manipulate the information surrounding potential violations” makes Radakovich untouchable for a school that appeared before the Committee on Infractions just last month for major violations in both football and men’s basketball.

Tennessee should find out sometime next month what sanctions it will face for violations that occurred on the watch of former athletic director Mike Hamilton, who stepped down in June.

In the meantime, Tennessee is left to pick up the pieces now that Radakovich is out.

What’s most troublesome for Tennessee supporters is that the university forked out six figures to the Parker Executive Search firm to help identify candidates, gather information … and conduct background checks.

If that’s the case, how does a guy like Radakovich emerge as the front-runner when his own shop is about to get hit with NCAA penalties?

Way to dodge that bullet, Vols.


Filed under Because Nothing Sucks Like A Big Orange, Georgia Tech Football

11 responses to “In life, timing is everything.

  1. Dog in Fla

    “Way to dodge that bullet, Vols.”

    It’s a lucky day for the Vols. They miss hiring Rad and Lane has a Carmageddon in LA


  2. By Georgia We Did It

    It’s too bad he couldn’t keep his mouth shut inside his own athletics dept. If so, he wouldn’t be in this mess. Shouldn’t have told that player he was going to be interviewed by the NCAA.


  3. HVL Dawg

    This has been the most entertaining offseason evah!


  4. Parker’s had a couple of big whiffs now recently………..wasn’t he running the show for NC State’s search that was expected to land a huge fish but ultimately ended with a guy who had been unemployed for 2 years?


  5. heyberto

    Poor Danny Boy… stuck at GT where his career downward spiral will most likely be an epic abyss.


  6. Keese

    How’d David Blackburn stand up to the NCAA exactly?


  7. TennesseeDawg

    That has been the word on talk radio up here. Looked like Rad was the leading candidate. Hell even Field Goal Phil and Heath Shuler have been mentioned.


  8. TennesseeDawg

    Just found this nugget in the AJC when former Tech players were asked to comment: Sedric Griffin, former linebacker: Can’t win for losing as a Techie.