With the recent resignation of University of Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton, UT athletics are at a turning point.
The typically accepted view of new athletic directors is that they want "their guys" coaching the different sports.
Men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin is on a short leash when the new AD is hired due to the sport he coaches and his unproven track record.
This begs the question—if Martin is unable to find his footing in Knoxville, who would be the next person to replace him?
I know. I hate already jumping ahead and assuming Martin's failure in orange.
But it never hurts to prepare.
A little foresight is what the Volunteers have lacked the last several years in their athletic department.
This list is far from perfect, and I would love to get your input.
Without further ado, here are my five dark horse candidates to take over if the new AD wants to make a change. (Keep in mind the term dark horse—Shaka Smart and Brad Stevens don't count.)