Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mike Hamilton Resigns as the Athletic Director at the University of Tennessee

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Coach Phillip Fulmer of the Tennessee Volunteers (left) and and athletic director Mike Hamilton (right) receive the bowl trophy from Outback president Jim Smith after play against the Wisconsin Badgers in the 2008 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium on January 1, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.   The Volunteers won 21 - 17.
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Hamilton was hired as the AD back in 2003 but has been under fire since firing long time head coach Phillip Fulmer, then hiring Lane Kiffin who left Tennessee in the middle of the night for the head coaching job at USC.

While those happenings are bad enough, the debacle surrounding former basketball coach Bruce Pearl and the NCAA violations that followed couldn't have looked good either.

What makes Hamilton's resignation even more curious is the fact the school is meeting with the NCAA regarding the violations of both the basketball and football programs.

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