Nothing to worry about at Tennessee. Right?

Remember all those Tennessee Volunteer fans who said HOstessgate wasn’t a big deal.

Whoops. It looks like the University of Tennessee football program expects an official NCAA letter of inquiry.

Joe Schad of ESPN has reported that “NCAA investigators interviewed Tennessee assistant football coaches Lance Thompson and Jim Chaney and other school officials in Knoxville last spring in the process of examining possible recruiting violations beyond the appearance of Vols recruiting hostesses at high school games, a source told ESPN on Friday.”

The culture of lawlessness on display in Knoxville should worry Tennessee fans. The HOstess issue was simply the most interesting of the problems. When the school embraced Lane Kiffin, it made a major mistake. And Volunteer fans are going to pay for it.

How Mike Hamilton keeps his job is the biggest mystery of all.