Tennessee has received an extension from the NCAA in the case involving allegations made against former coach Jeremy Pruitt.

Back in July, the Vols received a notice of allegations detailing 18 Level 1 violations.

Now, per KnoxNews.com, the school has been given an extension by the NCAA in order to respond to the letter:

The University of Tennessee has been granted a 30-day extension by the NCAA to respond to a notice of allegations for violations allegedly committed under fired football coach Jeremy Pruitt, a university spokesperson told Knox News.

Why does that matter? Well, after Tennessee files a response, the NCAA has 60 days to respond. Per the Knox News report, that means a postseason ban is unlikely this year:

The extended timetable potentially takes a postseason ban for this season off the table. UT did not self-impose a bowl ban, citing new NCAA legislation.

Tennessee is currently 7-0 and enjoying the most successful season in a long time. Having a potential postseason ban off the table would be huge for Josh Heupel’s program.