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Being Reported: NEW COACH ANNOUNCED


Jeremy Pruitt will be our new coach and I am diggin it! ...

 

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BigOrangeFan
Dec 07 2017 11:33 AM

Thanks Atomic!!

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BigOrangeFan
Dec 07 2017 11:35 AM

We got a gem baby, right that down, and reference it 2-3 years down the road...

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Atomic City
Dec 07 2017 11:37 AM
Glad I didn't cancel my Charlotte reservation
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BigOrangeFan
Dec 07 2017 11:42 AM

Hey...look what the Bachelor thought a few weeks ago:

 

 

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BigOrangeFan
Dec 07 2017 02:42 PM

From: <volstix@athletics.utk.edu>
Date: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 2:33 PM
Subject: Welcome to Rocky Top Coach Jeremy Pruitt

 

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Damn those Vandy boys are smart  :woohoo2: 

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BigOrangeFan
Dec 07 2017 05:25 PM

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Presser is on now but I only get audio.  Video screen is black.

 

http://www.utsports....=1114&type=Live

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BigOrangeFan
Dec 07 2017 08:10 PM
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT JEREMY PRUITT
 
December 07, 2017

 

http://www.utsports....emy-pruitt.aspx

 

 

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Ozonedrifter
Dec 07 2017 08:46 PM

I'm as giddy as a school girl.  :egyptian:

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I have a good friend who went to high school in Pisgah HS in the early 80s.  I asked him "Hey did you ever play for UT new coach's dad?"  He said "yeah, JP used to be our water boy".  He said even then he could tell this kid knew some things about football and was always paying attention to his dad.

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BigOrangeFan
Dec 07 2017 09:38 PM

I have a good friend who went to high school in Pisgah HS in the early 80s.  I asked him "Hey did you ever play for UT new coach's dad?"  He said "yeah, JP used to be our water boy".  He said even then he could tell this kid knew some things about football and was always paying attention to his dad.


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Yep tons of people who’ve known him have stories like that. He was born to be a football coach, that’s pretty evident.
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BigOrangeFan
Dec 07 2017 11:29 PM
“I’m probably gonna be short here, so I can get to work.” Aight...

“There was a time when this university was feared in the SEC, my goal is to get us back to that.” Aight...

“I want us to have a team that nobody wants to play.” Aight...

On where to start: “It starts in recruiting. We started that today, first of all by recruiting the student athletes on our football team. They’re hungry, they’re excited. They’re ready to get started.” Aight...

On recruiting: “We’re starting in Tennessee, and we’re starting with Knoxville and working our way out. This is Tennessee. This is our state.” Aight...

“We’re gonna coach our players how to introduce themselves — I think that’s important. We’re going to teach them where to sit in class, how to take notes.” Aight...

“Your expectations aren’t near what mine are, aight? Because I expect to win every game.” Aight...

“We want to be able to run the football. It starts with dominating the line of scrimmage. We want to create explosive plays in the pass game. That starts with the run game.” Aight...

“We’re gonna create an aggressive style of defense. We’re not gonna sit back on our heels. We dictate what the (opposing) offense does. We’re gonna walk up to the line of scrimmage and challenge.” Aight...

“You didn’t draft me, I chose to be here.” Aight...

“Let’s stop talking about what we want — let’s go get it.” Aight...

“Right now everyone is all excited. We’ve got a new football coach. My goal is to keep that excitement five years from now.” Aight...

“Let’s get our hands out of our pockets, let’s roll our sleeves up and let’s get ready to get in the streets with everybody else in the SEC. If we want to get what we want, we have to outwork everyone else. “ Aight...

“Let’s get ready to go get what we want, that’s it for me.” Mic Drop !
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BigOrangeFan
Dec 08 2017 09:15 AM

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BigOrangeFan
Dec 13 2017 08:24 AM
VOLS' NEW HEAD COACH WON'T FORGET HIS ROOTS

http://www.utsports....-his-roots.aspx
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The more I read about our new coach the more I like this hire.

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Boy Howdy, I wish I shared ya'lls enthusiasm. Not to harsh anybodys mellow groove, but I'm not yet ready to get up and dance around the room. It's not lost on me that CJP's been whiz-bang so far wherever he's been, and he talks a big thing, but you gotta expect that. I just ain't got the warm fuzzies yet, more of a wait and see kind of thing.

Keeping my fingers crossed tho...
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No candidate came with a written guarantee but at least we didn't end up with Dave Doeren.

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True enough I guess, but I was hoping for more of a sure thing like Mullen or Peterson.

But, I'm going to pump the brakes a little on that. What I'm thinking now is, it took a long time to dig our funky hole we find our selves in. So probably, it will take several yrs to dig ourselves out. Looking at it like that, maybe CBJ was something of a first attempt, CJP is maybe the second. An upgrade I believe, something like that. It's enough to be hopeful of in a reality based kind of way...
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BigOrangeFan
Dec 14 2017 05:20 PM
He’s bringing in great staff who can coach and recruit. We’ll see how she goes...
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Atomic City
Dec 20 2017 07:14 AM
Rush Propst could be joining the staff
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Well, does anybody expect CJP to start installing 3-4 defense right away?

They say it takes a couple yrs to install, and 3-4 has to be recruited to. So better to go ahead and get it over with now?

I'd be in favor of it I think. The idea of a LB in every running lane sounds good. Derrick Doolooly waited a couple yrs and tried to install 3-4, and we all remember how that turned out.

If... CJP intends to install 3-4 defense, similar to Bama's, as I've heard he probably will, he should start right off the bat.

My names okfloray and I approve this message...
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Ozonedrifter
Jan 05 2018 09:22 PM

GoVols24/7 is reporting that Craig Fitzgerald will be the new Strength and Conditioning Director. He currently holds that position with the Houston Texans.

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