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Past Letters from John
June 15, 2017: It's Big Orange Caravan time in Tennessee!
I was especially glad to be back in the Neyland-Thompson Sports Center today after spending three hours in the Charlotte airport last night waiting out a flight connection delay during my return from the annual NACDA athletics administrators convention in Orlando. We have now moved into our new Knoxville house, and I am grateful for my wonderful wife, Mary Lawrence Currie, who has managed the entire move-in process starting Monday morning without any help from yours truly.
May 25, 2017: Spring Championship Season
Today is day #55 since I assumed the role as your athletics director -- and I again wish to express my appreciation for the warm welcome you have provided me since my arrival! Speaking of arrivals, I can't wait for Mary Lawrence and our kids to join me here in Big Orange Country.
May 3, 2017: Returning From SEC AD's Meetings
I am writing this update during a (hopefully!) short flight delay as I connect in Charlotte on my way back from Jacksonville and my first SEC AD's meeting. Over the last two days, Commissioner Sankey led us in robust discussions about lots of "routine" topics including, but certainly not limited to athletic and academic performance of our teams, fan experience, officiating and future football schedules.
April 19, 2017: Spring Game Approaching
We are a just a few days away from the DISH Orange & White Game - even for an exhibition contest, pulling onto campus on a gameday morning is a special feeling!
April 6, 2017: First Week on the Job
As we head into the home stretch of my first week on the job, I thought you might enjoy an update on some of my activities during what has been a busy, but very rewarding six days!