USF coach Scott Frost said Tuesday that he will write a $2 million letter to the Texas athletic department and NCAA, citing financial reasons.
“I want to make sure the school is on the right side of the law,” Frost said in a statement.
The letter will be sent next week and includes a demand that Texas and the NCAA provide full compliance compliance documentation for the past three years.
Texas athletic director Greg Byrne confirmed to Fox Sports that he was aware of the letter, but said he was not aware of any legal action being taken against the school.
“We believe we have a solid legal basis in Texas that will allow us to address this issue in a way that protects our athletes and the Texas university,” Byrne said.
Frost is scheduled to speak at the NCAA Convention this week, where he will speak about the current state of college athletics.
Texas is the second-worst NCAA Division I conference this season, losing seven games, including three in the last four weeks.
Byrne said the school will have more information to share about the letter when it is received.
“What we do know is that we are the only state in America that does not have a written written policy that requires athletic departments to report information to the NCAA,” he said.
“In our view, that is unacceptable.
It is unacceptable that any institution has no accountability for how their athletes are being treated.
It’s unacceptable that our athletes are not treated fairly.”