Year two is typically when you see a coach start to take some steps forward. It’s supposed to be the year when a coach starts to get his guys immersed in the program and believing in what they are being taught.
Through four games in year two, Jeremy Pruitt is 1-3 with his lone win coming against Chattanooga. They looked absolutely helpless against the Florida Gators today.
Most didn’t think Tennessee would be in this spot. The Volunteers upset Kentucky and Auburn last year and returned 16 starters this season. Logic pointed to 7-5 as a realistic expectation. But that it almost certainly out of reach.
Even more concerning — key guys aren’t developing. Alontae Taylor, Nigel Warrior, Jarrett Guarantano all seem worse than they were in 2018. Sure Tennessee is young, but they were young last year too. Shouldn’t we see some development by now?
What is Phillip Fulmer supposed to do? Reboot the program just two years in and start from ground zero once again? Are you willing to throw away another recruiting class? And if you do, who are you going to go get? Would a proven coach with a winning track record take this job right now?
It’s a sticky situation for Tennessee, which seems to be stuck in reverse. So after a 1-3 start, what are your feelings on Jeremy Pruitt? What should Tennessee do?