One of the mysteries in the SEC, beyond who will be the next head coach at Auburn, is what Tennessee will do with Jeremy Pruitt.
The public narrative has been that Tennessee Athletic Director Phil Fulmer prefers to keep Pruitt for another season. However, there was some wiggle room in what Bruce Feldman said on Fox’s Big Noon Kickoff this morning.
“Over at Tennessee, I’m told Jeremy Pruitt is pretty safe,” Feldman said, via 247. “But if the Vols get blown out today, all bets could be off. We know (Fox co-host) Matt Leinart loves Hugh Freeze. You know who else does, Tennessee Volunteer fans.”
Where does losing 34-13 to Texas A&M fall on the scale of all bets are off in a blowout? It’s going to be a tough decision for Phil Fulmer to make. The full-season SEC schedule this year exposed Pruitt. They finished the year 3-7, and you’d like to see a coach be making more progress than that in his third season. The Vols don’t feel like a team on the upswing.