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Buzz Doomed Before SEC Tourney

Buzz in Battle

Buzz Peterson didn't know it at the time, but he was a lame-duck coach when he went to last week's SEC basketball tournament.

UT athletics director Mike Hamilton confirmed at a news conference today that he had hired Champ Sports of Los Angeles to begin the search process ''on a contingency basis'' even before the Vols traveled to Atlanta for the league tourney. He added that Champ Sports already has contacted some potential replacements, although he declined to say how many. Essentially, there was nothing the Vols... Recommended Stories