According to Yahoo! Sports
, Ex-Tennessee assistant Willie Mack Garza wired $1,500 to talent scout Will Lyles in July 2009 and the money was used to paid for running back prospect Lache Seastrunk and his mother, Evelyn to fly to Knoxville for an unofficial recruiting trip during Lane Kiffin's tenure at the school. Tennessee spokesman Jimmy Stanton said...
"We are aware of the situation as is the conference office,"..."We've been verbally contacted by the NCAA enforcement staff regarding a recruiting issue in 2009 related to the former coaching staff and a student-athlete who never attended Tennessee."..."We believe, as does the conference office, that this matter is not subject to the repeat offender provision."
Garza followed Kiffin when he took over at Southern California, but the secondary coach resigned Sept. 1, citing "personal issues unrelated to USC."