Originally Posted by Cigaro
A review is the same thing as an investigation...let's really not go down that road.
You and I have discussed this before, and like I said prior it's bordering arguing semantics since "investigation" is such a broad term. But they're two different points in the process, and at this point, they're just reviewing the allegations against Tennessee's recruiting methods. They've interviewed about a half a dozen recruits, and I'm assuming from those statements, they'll decide to launch an official investigation which is much more in depth. It's silly to argue over the difference, but from my perception, I see as official investigation as clinch my butt and bite down on a stick time, where as a review isn't as hot of water yet.
In fact, in Mike Hamilton's press conference after Kiffin left for USC, a reporter asked about the "investigation," and Hamilton corrected him that it wasn't an investigation and just a review (And then followed it up with, "I know that sounds like I'm arguing semantics," hah). Writers have called in an "investigation" as well, but since it's a broad term and it's sexier than "review," I can't really blame them.
So yeah, I trust the word of UT's AD in this situation more than others, but by all means, keep the dream alive Cigaro!