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Jeremy Pruitt’s run as Tennessee football coach lasted just three seasons and ended in January amid a recruiting scandal. It probably didn’t help that the Volunteers finished 3-7.
But Pruitt is doing more than just moving on from the Tennessee football program. He’s moving on from Tennessee.
As relayed by KnoxNews, Pruitt has sold his mansion — at a loss. It’s fairly fitting that Pruitt took another L in Tennessee. How else would you expect the man to go out?
Pruitt was linked to an assistant coaching job with the New York Jets after Tennessee let him go, but that never materialized. He instead will join Joe Judge and the New York Giants.
“As long as Pruitt’s name is attached to any NCAA inquiry into alleged recruiting violations, he is likely unhireable in the college game, making his move to the NFL a logical choice,” wrote Michael Wayne Bratton of Saturday Down South.
So Pruitt is without a college coaching job and a home in Tennessee. All of it is probably for the best. Well, for everyone but poor Pruitt.