While there doesn’t appear to be anything in there on those infamous Tennessee hostesses or former assistant coach Ed Orgeron’s phone recruitment of Tennessee players when Clan Kiffin was on its way out of town, there are several other episodes of which we definitely already knew the details.
Ed Orgeron’s alleged tryout for recruit Brandon Willis is one of those episodes. Orgeron allegedly personally conducted a workout with Willis on Willis’ high school campus in May 2009. That’s several months before an in-person meeting between Orgeron and Willis and off of Tennessee’s campus would’ve been permissible.
Another was intern Steve Rubio’s Kiffin-sanctioned October 2009 recruiting trip to Fort Lauderdale, which AD Mike Hamilton had originally brushed off as a non-violation. Rubio reportedly visited a player off-campus, which is something only Tennessee’s coaching staff is allowed to do. That sounds very similar to the recruiting hostesses saga, and if you’re able to explain the difference, please feel free.
And, of course, several mentions of general telephone anarchy on the part of Kiffin’s staff. Did Kiffin and his men ever call recruits at a time when it was actually not against the rules to do so?
The notice is riddled with redactions, but most of the mysteries produced by those black marks are on the Bruce Pearl side of things. The cases being made against Kiffin, Orgeron, and Hamilton are relatively cut and dry.