I understand that Tennessee’s football program is a bit of a dumpster fire, which means that Dave Hart had to stretch some to replace SOD, but, still, Georgia’s athletic department is rolling in dough while the Vols are hurting…
As it attempts to rejuvenate its football program, Tennessee’s athletic department is working at a financial disadvantage. The athletic department reported a $3.98 million budget deficit for the 2011-12 fiscal year that caused its reserve to drop to $1.9 million, the lowest total in the Southeastern Conference.
Hart noted that other SEC schools have reserve of anywhere from $50 million to $100 million. Hart said he eventually wants to build the reserves back up to $50 million, though he didn’t set a timetable for it.
So how is it that Butch Jones has a higher salary than Mark Richt?