Is Pruitt Sinking Tennessee’s Ship?

Coming into 2019 I was pretty optimistic about Jeremy Pruitt. After a slightly below average 2018 season going 5-7, Pruitt was heading into his second year with a tiny bit of momentum. He landed some solid recruits for the 2019 season and Rocky Top was gearing up for an average to slightly above average season. Unfortunately after week 2 I have to ask Is Pruitt sinking Tennessee’s ship? I need some feedback here. I know it’s only his second year and you can’t expect a total 180 in that time. Tennessee has some talented players and they do a decent job recruiting. It makes the outright loss to Georgia State and OT loss to BYU very worrying. Some Tennessee players have even left the program.

The Titanic

I ask if Jeremy Pruitt is sinking the ship because he referred to his team as the titanic – we all know how that one ended.

“I think ‘Titanic’ came out maybe when I was in college. When the boat starts going down, remember all the mice running to the top, right? We have had a few that left our program, but you will figure out who wants to be a Tennessee Vol and who don’t,” Pruitt said. “I can tell you this: I want to. I know the standards and expectations that we have and the men on our staff and the character that we have. You will see the best of the players at Tennessee throughout the year.”

Now I think what Pruitt is trying to say is that despite the “tragedy” of there 0-2 start, quality young men on his team will rise to the top – like mice on the Titanic. But man that was a poor choice of words. He referred to his struggling college football team to one of the most deadly shipwrecks of all time.. doesn’t paint a great picture, even if he was trying to be positive. Do you think that kind of talk affects the teams mentality?

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