Daily Archives: August 20, 2016

Not much happening today

Well, except for that whole scrimmage thingy

Well, yeah. Jacob Eason has been given a main audition for the role this week, and could get most of the snaps in Saturday’s scrimmage. The team then has Sunday and Monday off, and returns to practice on Tuesday, at which point there may be more clarity.

At minimum, the competition will likely be pared down to two, and it would be a shock if Eason isn’t one of the two. If he did well this week and on Saturday he could even be given the job.

But if not, Greyson Lambert (or maybe Brice Ramsey) will be given a chance to keep competing to start. (In a practice hype video posted by the team Thursday, Ramsey is seen throwing a pass that was picked off by sophomore cornerback Deandre Baker. Eason isn’t shown passing, while Lambert is seen completing a pass to Javon Wims.)

It could go all the way until kickoff on Sept. 3 before the world finds out who’s starting. Or the coaching staff may see enough to make a decision this weekend. That’s why Saturday will be huge.

If the coaches still find themselves unable to narrow the field to two by next week, I’m gonna start twitching nervously.  Just so you know.

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Can Jacob Eason win with one arm?

Casey Clausen is curious to know.

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Mark Emmert… yadda, yadda, yadda… and that’s how Ryan Lochte got in trouble.

As your chest swells with pride over US accomplishments in Rio, just remember that it wouldn’t be possible without the NCAA enforcing its amateurism rules.

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From Mike Hamilton to Dave Hart to…?

In Knoxville, they’re taking the band apart, one instrument at a time.

Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy Cheek announced earlier in the summer that he will be stepping down when his replacement is found.

Now Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart will follow him out the door, effective June 30, 2017, Tennessee confirmed on Thursday morning via a press release.

He was hired to put Tennessee athletics back in the black, which he’s done.  Which is a good thing, because they’ve certainly needed the money.

Hart faced plenty of adversity during his tenure.

Eight unidentified women sued Tennessee in February and said the school created a “hostile sexual environment” through a policy of indifference toward sexual assault complaints against athletes.

Two other lawsuits came after Tennessee completed the consolidation of its athletic department. Tennessee had been one of the last schools to have separate athletic departments for its men’s and women’s teams.

Former Tennessee associate director of sports medicine Jenny Moshak and two ex-Lady Vols strength coaches said they received less compensation than employees holding similar positions for men’s teams. A $750,000 settlement was announced in January, though costs exceeded $1 million once attorneys’ fees were included.

A $320,000 settlement was reached with former Lady Vols media director Debby Jennings, who said age and sex discrimination led to her forced retirement.

Adversity, you say?  Well, if you wanted an AD used to adversity, you certainly picked the right guy for that, UT.

Before Hart, an Alabama alumnus who played basketball for the Crimson Tide, took his post in Tuscaloosa in August 2008, he was the athletic director at Florida State (1995-2007)…

Florida State vacated 12 football wins, 22 men’s and women’s basketball wins and a men’s track national championship as a result of an academic cheating scandal at Florida that involved 61 student-athletes in 10 sports in 2006 and ’07. Cheek said the incident originated on the academic side of the school, and Hart indicated his decision to leave FSU was “unrelated” to the scandal.

Hart wrote in a letter to the NCAA Committee on Infractions in 2009 that he and FSU president T.K. Wetherell “disagreed on some core issues.”

Now, of course, the question for the school is where do you go from here?  I mean, Mike Hamilton and Dave Hart are some big, big shoes to fill.  I’d like to think I have the perfect candidate to take the reins in K-ville, and fortuitously, he’s available.  If anyone could use a little re-branding right now, it’s Tennessee.

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Saturday morning buffet

Time for a little college football nosh.

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