David Blackburn

David Blackburn, the former UTC athletic director who has ties to the Vols, says he's communicated with Gruden and he's "a viable option" still.

There's no reason for a civil war within the fanbase over David Blackburn and Phillip Fulmer for AD.

One of the top presumed candidates for Tennessee's AD opening spoke out on his interest in the job on Friday morning.

Jon Gilbert, perceived as the top internal candidate to potentially replace Dave Hart at UT, will be named the Athletics Director at the University of Southern Mississippi, according to multiple reports, including one from ESPN's Chris Low.

One name Tennessee had been considering to be its next Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics is off the board.

A closer look at some of the top candidates for Tennessee's vacant AD position.