Wiedmer: Currie's caravan a Big Orange success

Tennessee athletic director John Currie, right, speaks to media at the Big Orange Caravan's stop at the First Tennessee Pavilion on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The event gave fans the chance to meet Tennessee Athletics coaches and new athletic director John Currie.
photo Tennessee athletic director John Currie, right, speaks to media at the Big Orange Caravan's stop at the First Tennessee Pavilion on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The event gave fans the chance to meet Tennessee Athletics coaches and new athletic director John Currie.

Four or five years ago, longtime University of Tennessee football fan Charles Claypool made a special request of his wife, Carole. He wanted her to get a "Power T" tattoo.

So there they were Saturday afternoon at UT's much-modified Big Orange Caravan stop at the First Tennessee Pavilion, the 60-year-old Charles proudly displaying his roughly three-inch-high "T" tat on his left calf while his 69-year-old wife rolled up her pants high enough to display her quite similar "T" tat a couple of inches above her right ankle.

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