Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Tennessee fired head coach Donnie Tyndall as a result of NCAA violations from his time at Southern Miss, according to ESPN:
quote:Tyndall was 16-16 in his lone season with the Vols.
A source with direct knowledge told ESPN's Andy Katz that Tyndall will be accused by the NCAA under the new coach control policy of financial and academic violations. A formal notice of allegations still needs to be sent to Southern Miss but the NCAA briefed Tennessee prior to the firing.
"It is disappointing that we have to take this action," Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart said in a statement Friday. "It is highly likely that Coach Tyndall will face significant penalties at the conclusion of the NCAA's infractions process. We believe that this decision is in the best interests of the University of Tennessee."
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