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The university has since upgraded to additional monitoring software that sends a warning to a coach’s cell phone if he or she has reached the limit on phone calls to a particular recruit.

“The university believes the facts and circumstances, when viewed in their totality, support the conclusion that its compliance program staff was cognizant of the importance of monitoring telephone calls and were taking meaningful steps to do so,” the response reads.

University officials, Pearl, Kiffin and others met with the NCAA’s committee on infractions on June 11 in Indianapolis, and Tennessee is awaiting its final ruling on the allegations.