Okay, it’s not exactly like the standard Stalin-era USSR’s go-to erasing history moves, but UT wants to move on.
Work is scheduled to begin Monday on the project to remove an image of Butch Jones from the back of the video board at Neyland Stadium, Tennessee athletic department spokesman Tom Satkowiak said.
The project’s timeline will depend on weather conditions.
One roadblock is that the Russians were more competent in going about their business.
Satkowiak declined to reveal what will replace the image of Jones. In January, Fulmer told WBIR-TV that swapping images on the video board is “not an easy process.”
The Vol Network has the multimedia rights to the video board. Vol Network general manager Steve Early told the Times Free Press in January that one of the problems in replacing the images is finding files high enough in resolution to be enlarged to the 35-by-30-foot dimension required.
On the other hand, don’t underestimate the role personal satisfaction plays in the makeover.
In 2013, Jones’ image replaced one of former football coach Phillip Fulmer holding the 1998 national championship trophy. Fulmer took over as Tennessee’s athletic director in December.
I bet the AD’s got an idea on a holdover to tide things over until they can find a high-resolution replacement.