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Jeremy Pruitt is fighting to keep his job as the head football coach at Tennessee. There have been some good moments for him in Knoxville, but there have also been some questionable lows as well.
According to SEC insider Chris Low with ESPN, things are not trending in a good direction for Pruitt. On Wednesday, he joined 104.5 The Zone in Nashville to share the latest he has been hearing about the third-year head coach.
When asked if Pruitt will make it, this was his response:
“Looking at it from where we are right now, talking to some people, I think it’s going to be difficult. You never say never, but it will be difficult for him to be the head football coach.”
Will Jeremy Pruitt make it? @Clowespn tells #3HL: "looking at it from where we are right now, talking to some people, I think its going to be difficult… you never say never… it will be difficult for him to be the Head Football coach."#Vols
— 3HL (@3HL1045) January 6, 2021
That doesn’t sound good for Pruitt at all.
The improvement from Year 1 to Year 2 was obvious. Despite starting the 2019 season with a 2-5 record, Tennessee went on to win six straight games to close at 8-5. But the wheels fell off this season with a 3-7 record, and that’s just not going to cut it.
There have been several people linking Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze to the Vols, if they decide to move on from Pruitt. Will that come to fruition? That’s anyone’s guess, but the first step is to determine the fate of the current head coach.
Stay tuned for more updates.
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Is the insider Clay Travis??
Don’t fire him unless you’ve got someone targeted who’s realistic, clearly better, and interested waiting. It seems like common sense, but universities make these mistakes repeatedly and dig further into holes.
The SEC is like The NBA…or other pro leagues. There are X number of HC jobs and X+ number of HCs including recently fired ones. It’s a continual “Musical Chairs” rotation of the Outs replacing the Ins.
The agents for the Malzhans, Muschamps, Morris’ et al are like vultures waiting for roadkill to be pronounced DOA.