As was reported earlier, the NCAA has officially announced former Tennessee Volunteers basketball coach Bruce Pearl will face a three-year show-cause penalty for recruiting violations and for providing "misleading" information, while his former assistants will each face a one-year penalty of the same kind.
The Vols themselves will deal with their various self-imposed penalties, including a two-year probation beginning Tuesday. The NCAA's report lists the probation as being a new punishment, but it isn't.
The only additional measure that affects the school itself is a public reprimand, which ... I think they get the point, you guys. Hasn't UT been through enough this week without a reprimand?
Laughing with his back turned to the crater is former Vols football coach Lane Kiffin, whose staff "committed 12 secondary violations over 10 months" but left no evidence worthy of a major violation ruling. With the news that Janzen Jackson is leaving the Knoxville program, that means half of that class Kiffin committed all those violations for is now gone.