Mike Hamilton, University of Tennessee's men's athletics director of eight years, will resign today, per a UT source speaking to SB Nation's Rocky Top Talk and confirmed by every other Knoxville media outlet. The school has announced a press conference at 11 a.m. EDT.
Why Hamilton's relatively short reign at the top of Volunteer athletics might not be entirely surprising: You might remember Hamilton as the guy who hired Bruce Pearl, fired Phil Fulmer, replaced him with Lane Kiffin, watched Kiffin toddle westward after a single season, replaced him with Derek Dooley, fired Bruce Pearl, hired Cuonzo Martin, and just for funsies, also cut loose Tennessee's baseball coach. Guy has to be exhausted.
Why this news is at the same time surprising and discomfiting: Tennessee's meeting with the NCAA Committee on Infractions to address charges against the football and basketball programs under Kiffin and Pearl is scheduled for Saturday in Indianapolis. As in, this Saturday. (And they still don't have a baseball coach.)
For perhaps the only calm and rational discourse you'll see on this development, visit Rocky Top Talk.