UT hires Jeremy Pruitt; Vol fans claim it's the Hire of the Century

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    Match made in heaven. UT can become the moral cesspit of the southeast after running off a guy for alleged moral turpitude.
     
    • Bama&GatorFan

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      So Alabama has the worst defense in recent memory, and TN wants to hire our defensive coordinator? Things that make you go "Hmmmmm..."
       
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        I'd suggest not giving him a company phone
         
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          He didn’t get a show clause in the Ol Piss cheating crap?
           
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          They recall that Muschamp beat them 4 straight at UF and has won the last 2 at SC.
           
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          I think his show cause penalty applied only to HC jobs. Usually they only apply to same roles as penalized.
           
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            Anyone want to bring up the 2014 uga game(he was DC) where we threw 5 passes all day and lived off of innovative trick plays like "off tackle" and "pulling a guard" en route to 400 yards on the ground with Kelvin Taylor?

            Ftr, I don't think he's a terrible pick. But he's completely unproven as a HC, which makes him a significant role of the dice. If we were grading the Schiano hire as a C, I'd say Pruitt is likely a C-, so I'm not sure the past 12 days of hell made any sense. He's also a very abrasive guy and has been criticized for his attitude at other stops, so I'm not sure he has the temperament for a head coaching role, which may explain why he wasn't on anyone's short list. But again, the nightmare is over for the vols(temporarily at least) and we'll have to see what he becomes.
             
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              Kelvin Taylor 25 197 long of 65
              Matt Jones 25 192 long of 44
              Treon Harris 6 31 long of 12
              Michael McNeely 1 21
              Andre Debose 1 -5
               
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                Most analysts think it's a great hire for UT.
                 
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                Any word on Debose getting that 13th year of eligibility?
                 
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                  In Hugh Freeze interview with ESPN some years back, he said he always wanted to coach inside Neyland Stadium. When he was dating his wife, they broke into Neyland one night and said that was his ultimate dream. Won't be a Head Coach, but maybe as an OC
                   
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                  depends if LDR will get his 25th.
                   
                  • AnObfuscator

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                    Yeah, the east is gonna have some serious defense. I think we're the only team in the east now that doesn't have a former DC as head coach.
                     
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                    He did, but it's only for HC jobs. He can be a coordinator now if he wants.
                     
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                    Phat Phil knows another Champion of Life when he sees one. Pruitt will be right at home carrying out the great UTn tradition established by Butch Jones.
                     
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                    I think the Vols are on Elm Street. Just when they think they’ve woken up from the nightmare, they realize they are in another. Their suckfest appears to have begun in 2008. It has been longer and deeper than ours. It has no end in sight and they have substantially less reason for hope than UF.

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                      Isn’t his show cause also only for like a couple games?
                       
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                      Lol
                       
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                        Probably the toughest schedule in the country next year
                         

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