KNOXVILLE - John Currie wants to hear from you.
The University of Tennessee athletic department launched an online portal called "Hey John!" on Thursday that allows fans to send messages to the new athletic director, who is emphasizing communication early in his time on the job.
"About eighty percent of what I do revolves around communication," the former Kansas State athletic director said in an interview on NewsTalk 98.7 in Knoxville this week. "It revolves around communication of expectations internally. It revolves around communicating to the people I work for and work with and the people I'm serving. It involves communication to our student-athletes. It involves communication with our fans."
The portal, accessed at utsports.com/heyjohn, was officially unveiled through another communication tactic that Currie will employ at Tennessee.