KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The University of Tennessee confirms their Director of Football Operations was placed on administrative leave on Tuesday afternoon.
The University of Tennessee did not give a reason why he was placed on administrative leave, nor did they say the length of time he would be absent from his position.
Chris Spognardi took over as director of operations in 2014.
He has worked with head coach Butch Jones for several seasons and oversees the Vols football operations and works behind-the-scenes in all aspects of the program, according to his bio on University of Tennessee Athletics’ website.
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