Report: Former Ole Miss assistant loses job due to NCAA investigation
Texas DB coach Chris Vaughn and the Longhorns are parting ways.
And according to a report from 247Sports that surfaced on Thursday, it is likely due to his actions during time spent as an Ole Miss assistant under Houston Nutt, a period was has been the interest of an ongoing NCAA investigation.
At this point, it is unclear whether he resigned or been fired.
Brian Davis, who covers the Longhorns for the Austin American-Statesman, has sources that confirm the NCAA investigation as the source of Vaughn’s departure:
Two Texas sources confirm that Chris Vaughn is being let go because of Ole Miss situation. NCAA has a "thick file" on Vaughn, source says.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) February 12, 2016
In Davis’ report, he notes that there was likely language in the contract, which paid Vaughn a $245,000 annual salary, that called for this type of action to be taken.
All Texas coaches have language in their contracts protecting the school from NCAA investigations. Most contracts have standard boilerplate language stating coaches will “know, recognize and comply” with NCAA rules or risk being fired for cause.
It will be interesting to see if any more Rebels football representatives see repercussions from their actions while on staff during the period the NCAA has been investigating.