re: When have the Haslams ever opened up their wallet for UT?(Posted by RamblinWreck on 12/6/12 at 6:55 am to TT9)
For the 2009 season, UT paid $3,325,000 to all assistant football coaches, the highest combined salary among public schools. Add to Kiffin's ~$2m, it's what Nick Saban just got extended for.
And also, non-sports specific: Community leaders Jim and Natalie Haslam and the Haslam Family Foundation have given the University of Tennessee $32.5 million, the largest gift ever to the university from individuals.