Looks like Tennessee has a job opening for AD. Another one falls in college athletics, Tennessee AD to resign under pressure today | NOLA.com Knoxville, Tenn. - Looks like last week's turmoil in college athletics has spilled over, as a spokeswoman for the University of Tennessee chancellor says athletic director Mike Hamilton is planning to step down. Margie Nichols, a spokeswoman for chancellor Jimmy Cheek, says a press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday. Hamilton has been increasingly criticized for the coaches he hired and fired during the past three seasons and for NCAA violations committed by those coaches that resulted in a major investigation into recruiting. Tennessee is scheduled to go before the NCAA's committee on infractions on Saturday. Hamilton fired long-time football coach Phillip Fulmer and hired Lane Kiffin, who lasted one season. He hired and fired Bruce Pearl, the men's basketball coach, who lied to the NCAA during an investigation.