Tennessee, as expected, took a thud on Saturday against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The No. 2-ranked team in the country made its way with the Vols, who had an embarrassing performance against Kentucky a week earlier.
After a 2–0 start, Tennessee has dropped to 2-3. Jeremy Pruitt is now 0–3 against Alabama as head coach at Tennessee, but it is the lack of progress that is being shown that Volunteer’s loyal spirit is half helpless in the season.
Jeremy Pruitt is now feeling a bit of heat himself, having been removed from fully supporting the fanbase in just a few weeks. After Saturday’s loss, Pruitt addressed some of those concerns.
“I understood the passion, the energy, the expectations of Tennessee football,” Pruitt said after the loss. “When I got to work, I knew where it was, right, okay?” Which is why I wanted a job. I wanted this job because I wanted to get it where it was supposed to be. It’s a hell of a challenge, I’m glad I got it. I am excited to be here, I am not disappointed. People are not discouraged in our program. I know where our program is and we will get there. “
Alabama defeated Tennessee 48–17 on Saturday.
Jeremy Pruitt now faces an important bye week, which served to stop the bleeding ahead of an interesting matchup in Arkansas over 13 days. How his team responds can simply determine what the rest of the season is like.