After being named Tennessee’s new Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics in early March, John Currie officially took his position over the weekend.
Currie’s hire was met with wildly different opinions from media and fans across the country, but none of those opinions change the facts: Currie has several challenges facing him in every single sport.
Almost all of Tennessee’s major athletic programs have been in some sort of rut over the last decade. Tennessee hasn’t won a national title in any of its major sports (football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, and softball) since 2008 when the Lady Vols won their eighth title under Pat Summitt.
Here are the five questions Currie must answer in his first year or two on the job.