“That team in red today tried to change the way we thought.”

Tennessee didn’t turn the ball over six times yesterday, so Jeremy Pruitt channeled a little of his inner Booch at the post-game presser.

“Our guys kept fighting, which means we’re headed in the right direction and that excites me. That’s why I’m getting a little bit emotional.”

They’ve still got those five-star hearts on the roster, I guess.

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25 responses to ““That team in red today tried to change the way we thought.”

  1. 69Dawg

    I’m going to enjoy it while I can. CJP can coach and if the Hillbillies give him time he going to make them a tough out.

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    • ChiliDawg

      No he can’t.

      Did you not watch the same game I did? A game in which a team literally draws the same illegal formation penalty on a punt three times in a row? They are not a well coached team. Jeremy Pruit can call defense and yell and make an ass out of him. That’s not his job anymore though.

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  2. Hobnail_Boot

    A quick look at their ‘19 schedule shows 3 soup cans at home, the annual loss to UF, and then a bye before UGA comes to town. Make no mistake that game will be a major focus for Pruitt.

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  3. gastr1

    Tennessee has become really adept at losing by 26. May the trend continue.

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  4. Never expected to see Pruitt cry in press conference. And, over a 26 point loss in a meaningless game for them.
    I’m officially skeptical of his reign in Knoxville.

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  5. Agree with HardcoreDawg — Pruitt is acting very snowflakey. Goodness knows what he’ll be like after Aubrun and Bama get through with him.

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    • sniffer

      Auburn? Who knows. But they will be a tattered windsock when Bama has used and abused them.

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      • Biggus Rickus

        Yeah, Auburn has offensive issues that don’t seem to be getting any better.Tennessee might be able to hang with them enough to steal a victory if they play as well as they did against Georgia defensively.

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  6. JT

    I think he is beginning to realize how much more difficult being the head coach is compared to being an assistant and that he owes Richt an apology for being such a Jackass during his time in Athens.

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  7. AusDawg85

    Pruitt: “I’m so happy we scored (sniff). And covered the spread…we’re improving! (bwahhhhhhh…)”

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  8. Former Fan

    Everyone, including CJP, knows UT doesn’t have UGA’s talent. Any coach worth his salt would coach them to never quit, play your absolute best regardless of outcome. It looked to me like UT played one of their better games against good competition. CJP did right to praise them for not giving up. He needs to bring in better talent, but if he says that too much, you lose the team you have.

    BTW, CKS coaches his team to play against a standard rather than the other team. As I said, any coach worth his salt will do that.

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  9. 86BONE

    “We have a long way to go and a short time to get there”

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  10. Busta

    If the team in red didn’t change the way Pruitt thinks (bullish on abandoning the run game), then the team in urnge should have.

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  11. Will Trane

    That is right, the Vols did not turn over the ball 6 times Saturday.
    What they did is force the Dawgs to give up 4 fumbles, fortunately none was recovered by the Vols.
    Plus they sacked Fromm 3 times, and perhaps changed the Dawgs game “plan”.
    When they had scored twice in the second half to cut the lead to 12 the Dawgs went two and out. Almost a quarter to go.
    Now on that series before the Dawgs made the long drive to consume the clock and score, three incompletions.
    Most of us was concerned if they would get to Fromm and create another fumble and they recover deep inside Dawgs end of the field.
    In fact many commentators including the SEC Networks highlights were on those two fumbles.
    But if you want to compare Booch to Pruitt, go ahead, you could be missing something.
    Hopefully the offense will work on edge protection because three teams on the road seem to have go edge rush.

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    • Dolly Llama

      If Rush Propst Himself, and not just his disciple, had been coaching, the Vols would have won.

      Will, no matter what anybody says, please don’t ever change.

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  12. Bulldog Joe

    I see Pruitt more as Muschamp 2.0 rather than Butch 2.0.

    I see Tennessee getting good on defense, soon. Offense and special teams, not so much.

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    • This in spades. Pruitt will recruit good defensive players and coach them up. He’s going to struggle to get offensive players and coach them up for the same reason.

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