Tennessee Wants Joe Alleva, LSU Athletic Director, But Can't Have Him

Tennessee is still searching for a replacement for departed athletic director Mike Hamilton, and contacted inter-conference rival LSU about their athletic director, Joe Alleva, The Advertiser reports

However, LSU issued a press release on their Facebook page announcing that Alleva would remain at LSU under a restructured contract, presumably for more money.

In the release, LSU's chancellor Michael Martin said he heard UT had reached out Alleva, "so in concert with the leadership of the Board of Supervisors, we determined it was in the best interests of the university to make him a sufficiently fair offer and an opportunity to remain at LSU."

Alleva added in the release that LSU "showed tremendous support for me to stay," so the Tennessee offer must have been big, and LSU just came straight over the top. Because it's the SEC, and they just make it rain on their athletic departments.

Tennessee is still operating with interim athletic director Joan Cronan, who was the AD for women's sports before taking over both genders upon Hamilton's exit.

For more on the Tennessee Volunteers, visit Rocky Top Talk

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