Tyndall’s situation continues recent Tennessee instability

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The ongoing NCAA investigation of Tennessee’s Donnie Tyndall’s former school is the latest in a series of coaching complications over what has been a tumultuous several years in Knoxville.

Southern Mississippi announced Tuesday that it was self-imposing a postseason ban for this season as the NCAA investigates its men’s basketball program. The school also acknowledged the investigation centers on the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years, when Tyndall was Southern Mississippi’s coach.

The investigation casts a shadow over Tennessee’s surprising performance this season and marks one more chapter in the school’s recent history of coaching misfortunes.

Butch Jones has stabilized the football program, but he was Tennessee’s fourth coach in six seasons when he began his tenure in 2013. Tyndall is the third men’s basketball coach in the last five seasons.

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