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Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt was fired after an internal investigation revealed NCAA violations, and Kentucky coach Mark Stoops apparently wasn’t all that surprised.
“I gotta be careful in my response here,” Stoops said on Tuesday’s edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. “Did I see it coming? Yes, I’m grateful it came. Does it surprise me? Not one bit.”
Along with Pruitt, Tennessee fired nine football staffers and athletic director Phil Fulmer supposedly “retired.” The Volunteers also appear to have lost a couple of top recruits.
Sports-talk radio host Dan Patrick reported that Tennessee was handing cash to recruits in McDonald’s bags. All this and Pruitt was already under fire from fans, given this past season’s 3-7 record.
Pruitt finished 16-19 overall in three seasons at Tennessee, his first stint as a head coach. Before that, he was an assistant at Alabama, Georgia and Florida State.
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Had they went 10-1 this would not be disclosed
Stoops better be white as the driven snow with his own recruiting practices. Sure. Let’s just say if UT did this you be a fool to think they weren’t “competing” with other offers.
Looking back, Greg Schiano might have been a better choice for UT.
Pot meet kettle. UK has been on probation more than any other program in NCAA history. It is usually the basketball team though not the shitty football team.