Tennessee is still without a head coach, and today NCAA president Mark Emmert took a shot at how UT handled the Greg Schiano situation.
It feels like months ago now, but Tennessee had its guy once upon a time.
Ohio State defensive coordinator was set to be the Vols’ next head coach, until fan and booster outcry led to UT backing out of its agreement with Schiano. The whole debacle led to athletic director John Currie losing his job.
During today’s Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum, Emmert spoke on a number of topics, and the Tennessee situation came up. He didn’t shy away from criticizing Tennessee.
NCAA President Mark Emmert on Tennessee football search:
"When you don't have the board, President and AD in alignment about why you play football, what your goals are, and how you're going to make personnel decisions… then you get what happened at UT." #sbjiaf
— Jason Belzer (@JasonBelzer) December 6, 2017
Tennessee is one of the last remaining Power Five teams with a coaching opening, and it fired Butch Jones during the season. Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt is the latest hot name connected to the Vols job.