Tennessee has received the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations. Here’s what that includes with regard to a certain former head coach and staff no longer associated with the football program:
The notice contains the following allegations of violation of NCAA rules against the football program:
- By former members of the football coaching staff: impermissible telephone contact (16 total calls) with prospective student-athletes from Jan. 3-9, 2010.
- By a former assistant football coach: allegations relating to impermissible contacts with prospective student-athletes.
- By a former head football coach: failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance within the football program and failure to monitor the activities regarding compliance of several assistant coaches have also been made against a former head football coach, and permitting a football recruiting intern to make impermissible contact with high school staff during a recruiting visit.
Junior scores with a failure to promote and a failure to monitor. That’s gonna make Pat Haden happy.
The basketball program was also hit with a failure to promote and a failure to monitor, which should raise the question in the eyes of the impartial observer about what Mike Hamilton’s concept of managing an athletic department amounts to. That’s not something we’re likely to hear an answer to for a while.
… The University has a deadline of May 21, 2011 to formulate and submit a response to this Notice of Allegations to the NCAA. It is anticipated that the University’s appearance before the Committee on Infractions will be during the committee’s meeting on June 10-11, 2011.
Because the University and Athletic Department are now in the response phase of this process, there will be no further public comments regarding this matter by any University official until this process is complete.