Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Dave Hart met with the Associated Press to discuss the state of the UT athletic department, check out the article here: Tennessee AD: Tennessee's brand still strong
Among the key quotes from Hart include:
On Butch Jones:
"He has a great understanding of the total picture. He wants to re-engage with lettermen, with high school coaches. He's spending a lot of time balancing a lot of balls. He's very, very proficient at multitasking. He knows recruiting is at the top of the priority list because we've got to go find football players who can help us return to the top of the pyramid, in the SEC and nationally."
On The Tennessee Fans
"They've been extremely supportive through some very roughwaters. We've been in choppy seas, and yet they haven't been intimidated, nor have they been deterred."