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NCAA President Mark Emmert Criticizes Tennessee's Coaching Search

A general view of Tennessee's football field.

KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 10: A general view of Neyland Stadium during the kickoff of the game between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Georgia Bulldogs on October 10, 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

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.

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.