Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton said Eddie Gran was the only assistant coach to not sign a memorandum of understanding, which acts as a contract.
By not signing the MOU, Gran, who was UT’s running backs coach and special teams coordinator, is not contractually obligated to pay UT for terminating his contract after making what is considered a lateral move to Florida State.
Gran, who was paid $185,000 and was to received $195,000 in 2010, would have owed UT $92,500 payable over 24 months.
Since the rest of UT’s coaching staff has signed memorandums of understanding, each would have to pay a buyout for a lateral move to another school.
Tennessee’s coaches are expected to sign completed formal contracts in the near future.