June 29th, 2011 at 3:20 PM ^

That's certainly true with an AD job at a great school like Michigan with a huge fanbase and tons of money for top-notch facilities. I can imagine being the AD at a school like Eastern Michigan is a financial nightmare. Probably have to do tough decisions like cutting programs/firing staff, not to mention drumming up attendance, due to the horrible financial situations some of these institutions find themselves in.

Powderd Toast

June 29th, 2011 at 4:09 PM ^

He never reall left Knoxville. When I lived there there were billboards for his realty stuff all over the place. Plus it's Tenn so they like to keep it all in the family.

Mi Sooner

June 29th, 2011 at 7:28 PM ^

He is a safe choice. Quite, a backbencher kind of guy. After what tenn has had recently that would help settle things done in Knoxville.