Dan Patrick: “I asked my source ‘How did they get these assistant coaches on recruiting violations?’ and he said ‘well, they put money into McDonald’s bags and gave them to the recruits when they came on campus.’ Some of the campus visits were not organized, and we’re not above board. They were handing out cash… You literally had bagmen, and they put the cash in McDonald’s bags and handed it to recruits. My source says that they were so ‘in your face’ with this that they weren’t even trying to hide it. My source said that Tennessee got sloppy, and Georgia has gotten sloppy, but there’s been no word on the NCAA looking at Georgia. But Tennessee got sloppy and they were handing out cash in McDonald’s bags.” (Full Segment Above)
Listen to Dan Patrick discuss Tennessee football’s recent firing of head coach Jeremy Pruitt after only two years with the program, and alert us on new details a source is providing him that details Volunteer recruits being given cash in McDonald’s bags during on-campus visits.
There were many red flags attached with the breaking news that the program had fired Pruitt ‘with cause’, and that beloved Athletic Director Philip Fullmer was also immediately stepping down as well.
Check out the video above as DP breaks down the ongoing developments in Knoxville.