SJ - January 19, 2021
On Monday Tennessee fired head football coach Jeremy Pruitt for cause. Athletic director Phillip Fulmer was also implicated and decided to retire.
An investigation into Tennessee's football program showed evidence of multiple Level I and Level II NCAA recruiting rules violations.
According to Dan Patrick, Tennessee was handing recruits cash in McDonald's bags during visits.
"They put money into McDonald's bags and they gave them to the recruits when they came on campus. The campus visits were not organized, they were not above board, but they were handing out cash. I don’t know if it was through the drive-thru. So you literally had bag men. They put the cash in McDonald’s bags and handed it to the recruits."
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
This is great. Tennessee handed out cash to recruits in McDonald's bags and were still horrible. It just goes to show you that you can't buy your way to having a good program with bags of McDonald's.