Multiple Tennessee assistant coaches fired for cause following investigation into Jeremy Pruitt's program
Jeremy Pruitt isn’t the only one paying for the issues on Rocky Top.
If you missed the big news out of Knoxville on Monday, Pruitt is out following the school’s internal investigation into alleged recruiting violations.
It is being reported that Tennessee does not plan to pay Pruitt his buyout as they are not obligated to do so if violations have occurred under his watch. According to ESPN’s Chris Low, Tennessee discovered “multiple Level I violations” following an internal investigation.
Level I violations are the most serious violations and come with the harshest punishment.
Now comes news that Pruitt won’t be alone in getting fired as David Ubben of The Athletic is reporting that outside linebackers coach Shelton Felton and inside linebackers coach Brian Niedermeyer are both being fired for cause.
Tennessee Chancellor Donde Plowman has confirmed this news.
Tennessee is scheduled to hold a press conference at 3 p.m. ET to discuss the findings of its internal investigation.