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Mike Hamilton out at Tennessee

UT-Knoxville chancellor Jimmy Cheek, Bruce Pearl, and men’s athletic director Mike Hamilton

In a move that is oddly timed and very overdue, Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton has finally handed in his resignation. UT will announce his departure in a press conference at 11 a.m.

Hamilton’s resignation comes less than one week before Tennessee meets with the NCAA Infractions Committee to learn the fate of its football and basketball programs. Needless to say, Hamilton, responsible for bringing in Lane Kiffin and Bruce Pearl, has not been a popular person in Knoxville lately. I hear he hasn’t gotten an invitation to a backyard barbeque for months.

Just last week, Hamilton attended the SEC meetings in Destin and seemed ready to face the NCAA. Guess UT Chancellor Jimmy Cheek wasn’t ready for him to do that. Either way, it’s hard to see the NCAA giving Tennessee any mercy for firing their AD a mere four days before they go to Indianapolis.

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14 Comments for Mike Hamilton out at Tennessee

  1. Jonah Hex
    9:54 am June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Yes, long overdue. You know who was in line to get that job—ole Mitchy B.

  2. The Vig
    10:01 am June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Tennessee… the land of retards and crack babies. Thank god for UT though, year after year they keep producing a constant supply of uniform ready garbage collectors.

    Didn’t Hamilton fire Fulmer? A decision that will be look back on as maybe the worse program move in the history of their minimum security prison program.

  3. Clay Travis
    10:06 am June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Unlike the scumbags at UK, UT is a clean program who graduates players.

  4. shadowboxer
    10:14 am June 7, 2011 Permalink

    The President of UT should be fired for waiting so long to do this. I think this was a desperate attempt to save his own job.

  5. tenstar
    10:29 am June 7, 2011 Permalink

    to clay travis: seriously, clay, have you looked at latest apr? a good radio talk show host should certainly be up on latest info! have you ever heard of “defamtion of character”? we take these things seriously…and i’ll be listening….

  6. "I Get It"
    10:46 am June 7, 2011 Permalink

    For all you Mitch haters… you are getting your wish… Mitch to UT guaranteed.

  7. Tom Handy
    10:46 am June 7, 2011 Permalink

    I’m disappointed, as long as Hamilton was running the show we could count on a constant stream of clowns in the circus that is UT…..

  8. Dustin
    10:48 am June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Actually the timing is not as odd as it may seem. UT goes before the infraction comitee this month.

  9. 2012 Draft
    11:14 am June 7, 2011 Permalink

    Mitch Barnhart to UT?

  10. GhostofBearBryant
    11:33 am June 7, 2011 Permalink

    With MB at UT, maybe we can finally beat the Vols

  11. Mitch Barnhart to UT… when it’s time to hire a new football coach after Dooley fails to beat South Carolina 3 years in a row, Mitch will make a short list:

    1. Vince Lombardi
    2. Urban Meyer
    3. Rich Brooks
    4. Bill Parcels
    5. Bjorn Borg

    After failing to get a return phone call from any of the top 5 (he did notice a tweet from Rich Brooks saying something about tomatoes tasting funny when grown in Tennessee) he decides to hire Lou Holtz.

  12. blue cobbster
    11:53 am June 7, 2011 Permalink

    fat phils revenge as fulmer replaces the man who fired him.

    3:34 pm June 7, 2011 Permalink

    The three buffoons.