Georgia Tech athletic director Dan Radakovich denied a report that Tennessee was interested in making him their next athletic director.
Volquest.com, a website devoted to Tennessee athletics, reported on Friday that the Volunteers were interested in hiring Radakovich as their athletic director until the NCAA report came out on Thursday in which the Yellow Jackets were stripped of their 2009 ACC championship in football, put on four years of probation and fined $100,000. In the report, the NCAA said that Tech tried to manipulate player interviews with investigators and that Radakovich had improper conversations with football coach Paul Johnson regarding an on-going investigation.
Radakovich’s name has been linked in the past to many openings, including the a.d. job at Miami.
“I don’t know where this comes from,” Radakovich said. “I’ve never spoken to Tennessee. I’ve got enough on my plate here. I wish them well with whatever they are looking to do.”
To eliminate any nuance, Radakovich said that neither he, nor anyone representing him, has spoken to Tennessee, or anyone representing the Vols, about any position in Knoxville.
Radakovich said on Thursday that he is entrenched in Atlanta and hopes to work at the Institute for as long as President G.P. Peterson will allow.
– Doug Roberson, AJC