Happy Meal special: Dan Patrick shares information he's received regarding Tennessee's recruiting violations
Syndicated radio host Dan Patrick weeks ago shared some news from a source about the recruiting improprieties now officially coming out about Tennessee. Now that the news is officially out in the open following a press conference from Tennessee officials, Patrick detailed what Tennessee actually did, according a source.
Patrick also noted that whoever replaces the now fired coach Jeremy Pruitt will have some hurdles from the NCAA. Patrick also shared that among the people who will choose the next coach are the Haslam brothers and Peyton Manning.
Patrick then shared how Tennessee got the two on-field assistants on recruiting violations, which led to their termination, Brian Niedermeyer and Shelton Felton.
“They put money into McDonald’s bags and gave them to the recruits when they came on campus,” Patrick said. “Some of the campus visits were not organized, or they were not above board. But they were handing out cash, I don’t know if it was drive through. So you literally had bag men and they put the cash in McDonald’s bags and handed it to the recruits. My source said they were so in your face with this. They weren’t even trying to hide it, and that’s when my source said, ‘Tennessee got sloppy, Georgia has gotten sloppy’ but there’s been no word on the NCAA looking at Georgia.”
Patrick added that he was told former Ole Miss and current Liberty coach Hugh Freeze is not getting the job.
“The SEC might be blocking the possibility of Hugh Freeze coaching Tennessee,” Patrick said from his source.
Patrick also mentioned former Tennessee player and long-time NFL tight end Jason Witten as a possibility as a future coach.
Source: Tennessee #Vols got sloppy with recruiting. They were handing recruits cash in McDonald’s bags when they visited campus.
Also a name to look out for to fill the Head Coaching vacancy: Jason Witten pic.twitter.com/HKDd02rldz
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) January 19, 2021