Former Tennessee AD Mike Hamilton had an eventful reign, having fired Phil Fulmer and hired the likes of Bruce Pearl, Lane Kiffin, and Derek Dooley. He's now taking a break from athletics management and working with the charity Blood:Water Mission. It aims to help fewer children in Africa become orphans by increasing availability of clean water and reducing the rate of AIDS infection.
Regardless of what anyone thought about how Hamilton ran UT's athletics department, everyone said he's a good man. He's proving that to be true.
Clay Travis is reporting that the NCAA will charge Tennessee, Lane Kiffin, and Kiffin assistant David Reaves (now with New Mexico) with a failure to monitor violation. It largely stems from the improper use of hostesses from the now-defunct Orange Pride organization, some of whom were seen and photographed at high school games of recruits.
Travis says the NCAA will charge Reaves with spearheading the campaign, but UT and Kiffin will be hit as well. Failure to monitor is usually a major violation, but it's not as bad as lack of institutional control.
I personally am still left wondering how Tennessee AD Mike Hamilton has a job. He presided over the disastrous Fulmer-to-Kiffin transition, and now he's got violations in the two most visible sports on campus.
We'll have more on this as the story develops.