Georgia’s Crumley is possible AD candidate at Tennessee (UPDATED)

Michael Adams (left) turned to Frank Crumley after Damon Evans' resignation. (Phil Skinner/AJC)

Michael Adams turned to Frank Crumley after Damon Evans' resignation. (Phil Skinner/AJC)

(Updated at 12:30 with comments from Crumley)

Frank Crumley, who spent nearly two months trying to calm the seas at Georgia following the Damon Evans fiasco, may be on the list for a more permanent fix-it job in Tennessee.

While this hardly qualifies as official interest by Tennessee, the Knoxville News Sentinel has listed Crumley, Georgia’s executive associate athletic director, as a potential candidate for the Volunteers’ vacated A.D. job. Mike Hamilton not surprisingly resigned from the position on Tuesday, just days before Tennessee is scheduled to meet with the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions to face potential violations in football and basketball.

The newspaper listed seven candidates within the SEC while acknowledging that “the search will extend nationwide.” Crumley has been Georgia’s associated AD for finance and business since 2007. He was the interim replacement for Evans from July 5 to Aug. 31 in 2010 and was praised for the job he did following Evans’ resignation for a DUI arrest in Buckhead.

Whoever gets the Tennessee job will be stepping into an inferno and possibly inheriting probation in the two major revenue-producing sports. But Tennessee also has one of the larger athletic budgets in the country, top facilities and competes in the SEC, so it’s viewed as one of the premier jobs.


Crumley said he was not aware that he was named as a potential candidate, and it follows that he hasn’t been contacted. But he affirmed that anybody in his position would be interested in a job like that.

“Any job in the SEC would be a great job to have, but I have a great job right now,” he said. “They’re going to get some great candidates. Tennessee is probably at around $100 million [with their athletic budget], and we’re at $89 million. Part of that is because their stadium is so big. Texas, Ohio State and Tennessee are at the top.”

Crumley said he was not a candidate for the Georgia job before Greg McGarity was hired as Evans’ replacement.

“Dr. Adams told me up front that his goal was to look outside first and if he didn’t find somebody, then he would include internal candidates,” he said.

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June 8th, 2011
11:57 am

Damon Evans is available for the Vols.

King Saban

June 8th, 2011
11:59 am

2 thug programs trading personnel. Georgia of the red panties fame and UT of the 10 UT football players being a cop unconscious in a bar fame.


June 8th, 2011
12:00 pm

Vince Dooley, tan rested and relaxed.

King Saban

June 8th, 2011
12:00 pm

Excuse me. That would be 10 UT players beating a cop unconscious in a bar- and getting away with it also. Go vols!


June 8th, 2011
12:01 pm

Doubtful. Considering the revolving door at the Athens-CC jail for UGA players in recent years, why would Tennessee want to chance more of the same? Better to look elsewhere for less negative history.

Russ, the Temporary Mascot

June 8th, 2011
12:02 pm

I have also had exploratory talks with Tennessee. I don’t feel they will hire anyone out of Athens this time around. We lead them in arrests.


June 8th, 2011
12:02 pm

king saban

Pretty sure we fired Damon Evans. Can’t wait for the NCAA hammer to drop on your cheating ways.

29 vacated wins from 1993 to 2007-A ALABAMA POINT OF PRIDE


June 8th, 2011
12:05 pm

Why would you hire somone from the most overrated college and sport team in the world? Theses guys are losers.

UGA Insider

June 8th, 2011
12:10 pm


There is a bunch of “nothingness” in this blog. Why don’t you write about something interesting…….like the federal corruption trial of Auburn booster Milton McGregor? I’m sure you are aware that other AU boosters like the “Yella Wood” guy is going to be testifying against McGregor and you know some juicy details about mass corruption inside Auburn Athletic program are bound to come out. I predict details will make OSU look like choir boys.

Russ, the Temporary Mascot

June 8th, 2011
12:15 pm

I am really looking forward to meeting Quintavious “Cootie” Harrow. That name rings a bell for some reason. When I was in undergraduate school it was not popular to be called a cootie.


June 8th, 2011
12:17 pm

J, overrated sports program? I think you are smoking one.

" HOT " seat

June 8th, 2011
12:19 pm

. . . . Gotta beat Boise State in the GEORGIA Dome.


June 8th, 2011
12:25 pm

Tennessee will have the same problem filling the AD job as they did the Football job. It’s a mess. People with perfect , proven reps don’t take those jobs. People looking for a career break take these kind of Jobs. See Dooley. See a no name to take this job. Pretty simple.

Central Georgia Dawg

June 8th, 2011
12:25 pm


I am tired of Gator fans making arrest comments about georgia. have you checked the blotter in the last seven years? It started with Zook and got worse under Meyer. Be thankful that Muschamp had the guts to get rid of Jenkins for you. You know he was good for another 2 or 3 trips to Alachua Co. pokey. Oh, and I almost forgot about Will Hill last week. Don’t throw stones @ glass houses there buddy. Urban isn’t too far away from Tressell. Let’s suspend a player for meaningless games, and reinstate him for the good ones. I seem to remember a player making death threats, and miraculously being reinstated in time for the Cocktail party. Let’s suspend my star LB for a quarter for trying to blind another player. I don’t think I need to go on. But let’s just for fun. let me steal a credit card from a dead person, gun charges, coach fights with fraternity. player breaks in to a tow yard. Numerous drug possessions. Coach threatens a newspaper reporter. your only saving grace was that Tebow was there for four years. he helped divert a lot of that negativity, because of the strong character and faith he had. What happened when he left, your coach checked out. coincidence I think not. And with that I will say “good day to you sir!” No need for reply “I say good day to your sir”


June 8th, 2011
12:26 pm

King Saban – your a typical bammer. Better be looking in your own closet before hammering on TN and GA. The Julio Jones fiasco is not over yet….


June 8th, 2011
12:27 pm

I agree with UGA Insider. Why don’t you write about how these, in your opinion, poor athletes can afford their tattos and bail money to get out of jail. Somehow these “poor” athletes come up with their bail money in just a few hours even though they are in jail. Do something other than just sit behind your computer.


June 8th, 2011
12:28 pm

Hot seat. You are correct. If Dawgs lose the first two, every story out of Athens will be about Richt, and not the team. Big distraction for the team and it will spiral out of control I’m afraid.


June 8th, 2011
12:29 pm

Crumley would be a great hire for UT and would be greatly missed at UGA.


June 8th, 2011
12:30 pm

SSIgator, I would not be talking about anyone’s school arrests if I were you. Didn’t you all just lose your best defensive player this year because he got arrested for the 3rd time while at Florida? Just Saying, glass houses.

Go Dawgs!


June 8th, 2011
12:35 pm

Not to mention the 4 gator basketballers arrested.

Central Georgia Dawg

June 8th, 2011
12:44 pm

Can you say more arrests than any other program in the SEC in the past 10 years.
1.)breaking in a tow yard. ( forgot my weed and guns were in the car!)
2.)numerous drug possesions (too many to count) Can you say Cheech and Chong!
3.)stealing dead man’s credit card (He doesn’t need them anymore!)
4.) death threats to girl friend. ( Enough said!)
5.) coach fighting fraternity. (Zook, what were you thinking?!)
6.) player trying to blind another player (You can still play with one eye, what’s the problem?)
7.0coach trying to fight reporter. (the pen is mightier than the sword?)
8.)weak suspensions (What did she do to you, oh well, your sorry right, good, you can play in the cocktail party!)
9.) Player passed out at stop light. (looks like a good place to take a nap.)
10.) Jenkins with 3 drug possesions! (two overlooked by Meyer)
(Muschamp’s reply to Jenkins “What the hell dude?! “YOUR FIRED!”)


June 8th, 2011
12:50 pm

John, LMAO! Excellent post to start this one.

Dawg Gone

June 8th, 2011
12:53 pm

Ya’ll lay off SSIgator he is just starting to realize that the CUM is gone and he will be starting the season with a unproven QB,HC and a know destroyer of college football programs and buffets as OC..he is a mite testy.


June 8th, 2011
1:00 pm

King Saban couldn’t name a single player on the Tide. The “red panties” remark gave you away, Techie.

Dawg Trainer

June 8th, 2011
1:01 pm

All jokes aside, I expect Damon Evans to get another AD job down the line. It’ll be a small school, and probably up North.

Anthony Weiner

June 8th, 2011
1:04 pm

Where can I send my resume and pics?


June 8th, 2011
1:04 pm

TN certainly needs a better AD than the goob they have had. Hopefully Crumley won’t continue trying to sweep the dirt under the rug.

Just sayin

June 8th, 2011
1:05 pm

Once again Saban has run off another player…that makes five since January 1st….He’s such a class act..lies out of both ends of his mouth and from what I’ve been told gets his coaches to do the dirty work for him when he lets the players go…..all you Bama fans talk a big game but are nothing more than ignorant trailer trash….where were you five years ago when your team sucked…how about that La Monroe loss? A real highlight for the Bama program. Half your team can’t even put a gramatically correct sentence together….your program is as crooked as Ohio States…its just a matter of time…sure is gonna be funny watching all the excuses everyone will come up with…you know what you get when you cross a Bama fan and a pig don’t you?…..Nothing…theres some things a pig just isn’t gonna do.

Old Dawg

June 8th, 2011
1:10 pm

SSIgator: How do you figure a finance guy has anything to do with the discipline of athletes?

I agree that UGA has had problems with the player behavior in the past, but making that supposition is like saying that because Tebow is an avowed Christian, he’s in line to be the next pope. It makes no sense.

Cigar Guy

June 8th, 2011
1:19 pm

Over here across the pond, we all know the Tennessee Job is for a hillbilly who likes to kiss his sister while listening to Rocky Top


June 8th, 2011
1:23 pm

SSIgator, Don’t throw rocks if you live in a glass house idiot!!!

charlie sheen

June 8th, 2011
1:28 pm

I’m available and have a feeling I’d fit right in


June 8th, 2011
1:31 pm

UT could always hire Urban Meyer for AD. LOL!!!

Druid City

June 8th, 2011
1:32 pm

UT, despite all their turmoil, had the exact same record as UGA in football and a better record in basketball.

When UT hires someone even marginally competent, it will get even uglier for the dawgs.


June 8th, 2011
1:33 pm

I heard after watching the Gator spring game Jeremy Foley has applied for the UT gig.

Richt`s Hammer

June 8th, 2011
1:35 pm

Boise State 66 Dawgs 6


June 8th, 2011
1:48 pm

King Saban, I know none of UGA’s players are as proficient as Jimmy Johns when it comes to traffiking cocaine…


June 8th, 2011
1:49 pm

@Richt`s Hammer we are going to beat Boise…well like we did the last time they showed up around here.


June 8th, 2011
1:50 pm

Western Carolina 90, Georgia Tech 6 (missed extra point)

Always... always the red panties

June 8th, 2011
1:57 pm

Will UT require Crumley to bring his own red panties, or will free panties be a perk?

The Ghost of Wally Butts

June 8th, 2011
2:02 pm

How about we offer to send Michael Adams up to Knoxville.

Hell, I’ll pay the freight cost – it will cost plenty to haul that big ego.


June 8th, 2011
2:08 pm

Great Pic Jeff!

Crumley looks like a CIA agent ready to take out Adams. UGA would be so much more ahead if that had happened.

Whoever takes the job sure doesn’t have that much to live up to. Forrest Gump could’ve done a better job. Look at the miserable hires and shennanigans that went on under Hamilton’s watch:

Hire Pearl
Dump UT-alum Fulmer Hire Lane-violation Kiffin

Bryce Brown recruitment
Nukeese recruitment
Nukeese and posse’s armed robbery which got them $0 LOL…while driving a Prius getaway car …LMAO
Ed Orgeron
Kiffin’s fleeing into the night with the villagers in hot pursuit
K’ville bar fight with noone suspended
Lane Kiffin (again)…LMFAO

Vince Dooley

June 8th, 2011
2:13 pm

But, was he a “fuut-bawl pla-yah”?

Boca Baby

June 8th, 2011
2:15 pm

Richt’s Hammer: Dream on.

John Galt

June 8th, 2011
2:20 pm

You people are juvenile.

Frank’s a good man- if they want experience with a money/finance background, he’d be a good choice. UGA is one of the most profitable programs in the country.


June 8th, 2011
2:23 pm

Russ and charlei – kudos

DawgInLex – you may want to learn to add a little better, not that I’m happy with two arrests myself. That said, we still can’t seem to catch up to UGA’s Fulmer Cup record.

Alabama Jack

June 8th, 2011
2:24 pm

Hey, UGAinsider, get someone to read you the facts about the McGregior trial. It has nothing to do with Auburn and is all about attempted bribery of state legislators to get approval of casino gambling. Dam, dawgas are dumb.

Beer Belly

June 8th, 2011
2:25 pm

Phillip Fulmer is always full of wise statements, especially when he said,

” Tennessee is still Tennessee ” … wow, what a smart guy.


June 8th, 2011
2:26 pm

DawginLex, yes 29 vacated wins by the ncaa police, but who cares we all know who won the game on the field. BTW how many total wins is the dawg program behind the Crimson Tide? How many SEC Titles? Bowl wins? SEC Conference wins? National Titles? Undefeated Seasons? 10 win seasons?
Winning record alltime against ALL SEC Schools?????????? Do some research and report the numbers, but here is a big clue, you are not even CLOSE. Roll Tide


June 8th, 2011
2:30 pm

objectivity is hard for any human to obtain!!!! objectivity (adj.)- undistorted by emotion or personal bias; of or relating to actual and external phenomena as opposed to thoughts, feelings, etc…that being said your program is mediocre at best I mean lets be honest with yourselves here. Y’all are a mid-tier athletic program, and your football team year after year we will win this and that and you do nothing. You lost to UCF for God sake and UF with the worst team they had in seven years are you kidding me!!!