Peyton Manning is part of Tennessee’s athletic director search committee

A Tennessee Volunteers legend will be part of the universities search for its next athletic director.

According to a report from Jimmy Hyams of WMNL, the one and only Peyton Manning is part of the school’s six-person athletic director search committee.

Tennessee athletic director search committee: Charlie Anderson,
Jimmy Haslam, Raja Jubran, Peyton Manning, Donna Thomas, Don Bruce

— Jimmy Hyams (@JimmyHyams) January 18, 2017

There have been plenty of rumors that Phillip Fulmer is a candidate for the job. Fulmer coached Manning during his career with the Vols, so perhaps Manning’s presence on the selection committee gives him even more of an inside track for the gig.

Regardless of who ultimately ends up as Tennessee’s next athletic director, it’s a wise move for the Vols to pick the brain of one of the school’s most respected alumni members.

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