A new report by The New York Times into Tennessee's alleged misuse of hostesses portrayed the mostly female staff of using "a lot of eye contact and touching" during visits by prospects.
Veteran summer basketball coach Keith Easterwood told the newspaper in a story published Saturday that he had to ask a hostess to stop brushing her breasts against him and his son during a recruiting visit for the UT-Western Kentucky game in September.
He recalled saying, "Young lady, if you don't stop doing that, we've got a problem," according to The Times.
The hostesses are members of the Orange Pride that hosts visiting prospective athletes.
The Times also reported that Easterwood took a group of basketball players to UT this year and the hostesses had his players "literally reduced to blubbering idiots."
"I've been up there five times, four for football and one basketball visit," Easterwood told the newspaper. "My observation is that this is a very organized operation. These girls have obviously been groomed. There's a lot of eye contact and touching."