Tennessee reportedly receives extension from NCAA to respond to notice of allegations in Jeremy Pruitt case
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.