Jeremy Pruitt has been fired at Tennessee for cause, and a couple of his assistant coaches have gone down with him. Tennessee is set for a press conference soon, but they’ve informed the media that both Brian Niedermeyer and Shelton Felton will be fired for cause as well.
Tennessee assistants Shelton Felton and Brian Niedermeyer are also being fired for cause.— David Ubben (@davidubben) January 18, 2021
Niedermeyer is no surprise. He’s been at the center of this recruiting investigation from the start, allegedly stemming from the recruitment of five-star tackle Amarius Mims. It’s a shame for Niedermeyer, who was a rockstar recruiter for Tennessee and beloved by the fanbase.
Felton is the surprise here. He’s just finished up his first season as an on-field assistant with the Volunteers as the outside linebackers coach. One thing to note here — ‘Big Kat’ Bryant, an Auburn transfer, committed to transfer to Tennessee over the weekend due to his connections to Felton, Pruitt and Kevin Steele. We’ll see if that still happens.
Expect more details to come out soon following the press conference.