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Currie seems to be a horrible choice for AD at UT. Why are you so glad to see him leave? tia  :cheers:


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Re: Can we get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2017, 12:51:02 PM »
Currie seems to be a horrible choice for AD at UT. Why are you so glad to see him leave? tia  :cheers:

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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 12:53:08 PM »
Currie seems to be a horrible choice for AD at UT. Why are you so glad to see him leave? tia  :cheers:

Ran off our best basketball coach in a long time.
Ran an over eager compliance department that actively searched for problems.
Was a very annoying PR presence.
Made being a fan feel like a transaction and devoid of any passion.
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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 12:53:31 PM »
Frank Martin and oscar Weber.


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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2017, 12:53:33 PM »
No one is seriously glad he is gone. Did good work on fundraising here. Ran off Martin and hired oscar. Seems to be a squeaky clean guy that allows no manner of cheating. I'm sure he will do well for you all if he learned his lesson from hiring oscar.

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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2017, 12:54:32 PM »
Hahahaha what a series of posts. Glad we are all on the same page.

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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2017, 01:04:33 PM »
Currie seems to be a horrible choice for AD at UT. Why are you so glad to see him leave? tia  :cheers:

Ran off our best basketball coach in a long time.
Ran an over eager compliance department that actively searched for problems.
Was a very annoying PR presence.
Made being a fan feel like a transaction and devoid of any passion.

This is all true. To be fair he did a great job with facilities and fundraising which we were about a decade or two behind on when he was hired.

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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2017, 01:07:23 PM »
Thanks for the replies.

Anecdotally, he was not well liked in his first stop in Knoxville. He also learned at the feet of Mike Hamilton, a man partly responsible for tanking our AD. David Blackburn is a local who would have been a slam dunk, and Phil Fulmer made a late run at the job thanks to his donor affiliations. Not many were expecting this.

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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2017, 01:09:00 PM »
He's a good athletic director if you don't care about how good your football or basketball teams are.

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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2017, 01:10:02 PM »
Currie was essentially a plastic surgeon. Made the dept look pretty(ish) but couldn't change how crappy he made it internally
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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2017, 01:11:00 PM »
Thanks for the replies.

Anecdotally, he was not well liked in his first stop in Knoxville. He also learned at the feet of Mike Hamilton, a man partly responsible for tanking our AD. David Blackburn is a local who would have been a slam dunk, and Phil Fulmer made a late run at the job thanks to his donor affiliations. Not many were expecting this.

Can you give a wiki on how Phil is treated?  Seemed like a bit of regret with what seemed like an apparent force out (at first), then a run at the AD like he is Barry Alvarez. 
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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2017, 01:11:09 PM »
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He's a good athletic director if you don't care about how good your football or basketball teams are.
^ That seems to be right in our wheelhouse based on the last 10 years.

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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2017, 01:13:08 PM »
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He's a good athletic director if you don't care about how good your football or basketball teams are.
^ That seems to be right in our wheelhouse based on the last 10 years.
Currie will be a really good SLTH for UT.


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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2017, 01:16:39 PM »
Thanks for the replies.

Anecdotally, he was not well liked in his first stop in Knoxville. He also learned at the feet of Mike Hamilton, a man partly responsible for tanking our AD. David Blackburn is a local who would have been a slam dunk, and Phil Fulmer made a late run at the job thanks to his donor affiliations. Not many were expecting this.

Can you give a wiki on how Phil is treated?  Seemed like a bit of regret with what seemed like an apparent force out (at first), then a run at the AD like he is Barry Alvarez.

Phil is a Tennessee guy who's been around the program for 40+ years. He got the job at the expense of Vol legend Johnny Majors. From that point on, there's been a rift in the fanbase between the Fulmer and Majors loyalists. Fulmer stuck around a little too long (imo). We lost to Vandy in 05 and Wyoming in 08. He felt wronged by his firing and probably always will. There are a lot of Vol fans that feel the same way.

To answer your question, I would say the majority like Fulmer while there are many that are still loyal to Majors.

Politically, Fulmer has always been well connected, and it was impressive to see him get his name in the AD contest over the last several weeks. There were donors who wanted Fulmer and donors that wanted Blackburn. Our new chancellor (Beverly Davenport) got to have at least some say in this because the search went on too long. Apparently many donors were blindsided by this hire. It's going to be interesting to see how this goes with Currie.
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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2017, 01:18:44 PM »
You just hired Captain Compliance who has a real career aspiration of being the commish of a conference or a big job at the NCAA.

Good luck, friend.


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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2017, 01:23:06 PM »
You just hired Captain Compliance who has a real career aspiration of being the commish of a conference or a big job at the NCAA.

Good luck, friend.

We just settled a Title IX lawsuit that was hanging over the AD. I've heard that that was part of the decision making process.

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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2017, 01:31:47 PM »
Kinda surprised no one has mentioned his petty attacks on fans/admin staff who he doesn't like. 


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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2017, 01:33:40 PM »
Currie is unwilling to cheat.  In the SEC that means UT will be bottom dwellers for the foreseeable future.

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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2017, 01:34:59 PM »
He'll be good for finances, generally. Don't really have much else to compliment him on. At the right school that has the right needs, he could be the perfect guy. But not a place that doesn't have excellent, squeaky clean coaches in place.
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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2017, 01:35:51 PM »
Kinda surprised no one has mentioned his petty attacks on fans/admin staff who he doesn't like. 

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Would definitely like to hear more details about these ....

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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2017, 01:37:17 PM »
He was p smug

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« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2017, 01:37:45 PM »
If there is even a sniff of something not up and up John Currie will fix it.

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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2017, 01:38:42 PM »
Currie is unwilling to cheat.  In the SEC that means UT will be bottom dwellers for the foreseeable future.
That's correct if he's like that. We've been on the receiving end of sanctions twice now. Once with B. Pearl (because of our legal incompetence) and then with Donnie Tyndall (although his show cause was for stuff at So. Miss). Seems like that will make Currie even more gun shy.

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Re: Can Vol fans get a wiki on why Currie is a horrible hire at Tennessee?
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2017, 01:43:10 PM »
Currie is unwilling to cheat.  In the SEC that means UT will be bottom dwellers for the foreseeable future.

Stupid. Cheating is for average coaches.