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Tennessee chancellor Jimmy Cheek announced that the school would reinvest $18 million in the athletic department over the next three years, giving the department a much-needed boost in funds as the school transitions to a new coaching staff.
Before the reinvestment, the $18 million was earmarked for the academic scholarships, fellowships and programs.
Cheek emphasized that Tennessee “will not reduce” its financial commitment to academics, and will look to replace the reallocated funds through “private gifts.”
“As we face a transition in our football program, I want to make it clear that we support a mission of comprehensive excellence in our athletics department,” Cheek said.
“Under the leadership of Vice Chancellor and Athletics Director Dave Hart, we will do the things required to return our team to national prominence. As we begin our search for a new coach, I have assured Dave that he will have the support and resources he needs to be successful.”
With that cash in hand – or to be in hand over the next three years – Tennessee can begin the process of paying buyout packages to former coach Derek Dooley and his staff and look towards hiring his eventual replacement.
According to columnist David Climer of The (Nashville) Tennessean, Dooley will leave UT with a $5 million buyout. Starting in January, he’ll begin collecting monthly installments of $104,166.66 through 2016.
Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, the team’s interim coach, will be owed about $645,000. Another eight assistants, including one who was fired after the 2011 season, will be owed roughly $4.1 million, according to Climer.
It will be interesting to see what coaches will come in, but could Jeff Tedford who was fired from Cal be an option? We must wait and see…..
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Eight is Enough.
The SEC names Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel freshman of the week for the eighth time this season. (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
Taking a stance?
Manziel leads Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o in USA Today's latest survey of 37 Heisman Trophy voters.
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There's a possibility, but no chance.
Pat Dooley looks at Florida's chances at playing for the BCS title. And stop giggling. (The Gainesville Sun)
Dig Your Own Hole.
The Tennessee athletic department is suspending $6 million in financial contributions to the school's academic scholarships and programs in order to deal with budget...
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After sinking to depths the Volunteer Navy hasn't witnessed in over 100 years, including a 15-21 overall record, 4-19 mark in SEC play, 0-15 showing against ranked opponents, and 14 losses in his final 15 conference games, Derek Dooley and his orange pants are riding down Lane Kiffin Memorial Highway and into the sunset...
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(Dis)order had been restored.
The SEC reenters the BCS title game picture with Kansas State and Oregon losing on Saturday, and Alabama and Georgia nabbing the two and three spots in this week's BCS rankings. (USA Today)
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The SEC Championship game is the title game play-in at this point [AJC]
Vandy drops anchor (see what I did there) on Tennessee [Anchor of Gold]
That’ll be all for Derek Dooley [UTSports]
A proper ode to the end of Dooley [EDSBS]
Read InsideTennessee.com's coverage of the University of Tennessee's head coaching search following the firing of Derek Dooley.