Like us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter





Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    43,340

    Tennessee Receives 2 More Years of Probation

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The NCAA has extended Tennessee's probation by two years as part of additional penalties handed down Friday following the ruling that former football assistant coach Willie Mack Garza provided impermissible travel and lodging to a former prospect.

    Penalties include a public reprimand and censure plus a reduction in official visits, evaluation days and complimentary tickets to recruits on unofficial visits. This extends a probationary period that started in August 2011 and now runs through Aug. 23, 2015.

    Garza, who worked at Tennessee on former coach Lane Kiffin's staff, received a three-year show-cause order. The show-cause penalty means that any school that hires him must prove to the NCAA that it is rules compliant. Garza resigned as USC's secondary coach two days before the Trojans started their 2011 season.

    The NCAA ruled Garza reimbursed talent scout Will Lyles for plane tickets and hotel expenses associated with an unofficial visit made by Lache Seastrunk and his mother in the summer of 2009. The visit occurred outside the permissible time period for prospects to make expense-paid visits. The NCAA classified Lyles as a booster because he arranged the trip.

    Seastrunk, a running back, eventually signed with Oregon and now plays for Baylor.

    ''We will finally close the chapter on the prior actions of members of a previous coaching staff,'' Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart said in a statement released by the university. ''We have significantly strengthened our culture of compliance at Tennessee and we continue to do so. We disagree with additional penalties for a matter we believed should have been part of the previous case. We will now move forward.''

    The penalties reduce the number of official visits Tennessee's football staff can have for the 2012-13 academic year from 51 to 47. The school also can't provide complimentary tickets to recruits who make unofficial visits for Tennessee's first two conference games in the 2013 season.

    The NCAA also reduced the Tennessee coaching staff's number of evaluation days the 2012 spring evaluation period from 168 to 164.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/tenness...W9ucw--;_ylv=3


    Marcus Mariota

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Eugene, OR
    Posts
    19,784
    The funny thing about this situation is that Lache's Mom was pissed at Oregon for not paying for her to trip to Oregon as well. This was one of the reasons for why Lache's Mom didn't want him at Oregon.
    Patriots Forum Hall of Fame Class of 2011


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    16,468
    I'm surprised there's not a hit out for Lane Kiffin in Tennessee.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    43,340
    Yeah he really did screw that program over so bad.... What is real bad is that some of these violations were after he already knew he was leaving for USC and didn't really care because he knew that Tennessee would take the hit for the violations.

    He really is a scumbag. I don't care too much for the University of Tennessee but if I were one of their fans I would rather go 6-6 every year under Derek Dooley than win a national championship with a piece of **** like Lane Kiffin.


    Marcus Mariota

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •