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#1 RobVol


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:12 PM

Well crap

According to Brent Hubbs of Volquest, the Tennessee Rivals’ affiliate, UT running back coach Robert Gillespie will not coach for the Volunteers in 2018 after all. Gillespie was the lone holdover kept by Jeremy Pruitt from Butch Jones’ final Tennessee staff. When the school officially announced Pruitt’s 2018 coaching staff last week, Gillespie was on the roster of coaches.

Gillespie had been on Tennessee’s staff for five years and was promoted to recruiting coordinator and assistant head coach in 2015. While many position groups failed to live up to their recruiting hype under Jones, the team’s running backs always seemed to shine under Gillespie.

It is unclear at this time why the move is being made or if Pruitt has another candidate lined up to take the position.




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Posted 13 February 2018 - 12:52 PM

Talk about out of nowhere.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:28 PM

Pruitt’s split with RB coach Robert Gillespie ‘mutual decision’




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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:06 PM

I read all around it was a mutual decision bu still this one hurts and if he goes to Florida uh oh. 

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 09:50 AM

Yes, he was probably one of the only staff we really needed to retain. Whatever "mutual decision" means, I would like to think that Pruitt, Gillespie, and Fulmer could find some common ground. This will hurt recruiting too.