Pruitt not happy with O/W game performance
Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt was not pleased with his team’s effort on Saturday at Neyland Stadium. The Orange team dominated the White team, winning 34-7 in what was billed to be a competitive game.
Pruitt let his feeling be known to the media after the game.
“You see some guys out there competing pretty hard. They may not being doing things perfect, but they’re headed in the right direction. And then I saw a couple of guys out there today just flat out quit. You call it what you want to, I’m gonna say they quit. That’s what I saw,” Pruitt said.
“Look at the stat sheet. One team rushed for 134 yards and one team rushes for 14 yards. Is one team that much better? Nope. Is one team that much worse? Nope.”
The White team didn’t do much right today on either side of the ball. Jarrett Guarantano led a handful of scoring drives and the first team offensive line was able to get a little push for much of the day.
“I was disappointed in (some players), but it probably tells you who you are,” Pruitt said. “Some guys did rise to the occasion, so that’s a good thing. The good thing is, in a couple of weeks we’ll have a bunch of guys that are no longer on the injury report. We’ll have 14 new guys here and maybe more. Some of these guys that don’t want to do it and do it right all the time.... they’ll just be watching.”
I love appreciate that last part. He put them on notice. they’ll just be watching. Totally agree with this and it s much better attitude than that brick by brick garbage. They aren't champions of life. They aren't anything until they produce when it comes to football. THey can be decent and good kids but we are talking about football. This is not a measuring stick of them personally. This is performance based and this team needs to step up and perform.=