The carousel of coaches at the University of Tennessee has taken a toll on the athletic department's bottom line. With the firing of Derek Dooley this weekend, the search is on for a new football coach and new sources of money for the Vols.
One source of cash could already be in the athletic department's coffers. Each year more than six million dollars of UT sports revenue is reinvested in the academic side of campus. That annual donation could come to an end to help the athletic department to stabilize its financial foundation.