"I will forever owe a debt of gratitude to Buzz and Jan Peterson," Keating said. "The last five years, particularly the last two here at Tennessee have been very special, and I will look back on them with a good feeling in my heart. I am very appreciative to all the people at Tennessee, and I know that the direction of the program is moving forward. The leadership in place with Buzz and Mike Hamilton will ensure success here, and I am glad that I was able to be on the ground floor of that foundation."
"I am very appreciative of everything Kerry has done for us here at the University of Tennessee," Peterson said. "He has been a key part of our success at Tulsa and Appalachian State, as well as here at Tennessee. UCLA is a school with a lot of tradition and will be a great opportunity for him. As an assistant coach this will allow him to reach out to other areas of the country and will enhance his opportunity to become a head coach."