Jeremy Pruitt making strides to change Tennessee Football now, rather than later

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While it’s important to remain patient as a fan base when your team is in the middle of a full rebuild, it can grow old when you seem to be in a rebuild every 3-5 years. And we all know that it’s very hard to land an elite recruiting class after coming off of a 5-7 season that was the first campaign in a tough climb back to relevance.

Well, it looks like Jeremy Pruitt is making this happen despite the circumstances, and he’s trying very hard to change Tennessee football now, rather than later. If things continue as they have been, there will be no brick-by-brick under Pruitt’s watch.

In the last few days, Tennessee has landed four-star all-purpose back Eric Gray and high four-Star RB/LB Quavaris Crouch. And on Friday, out of nowhere, Michigan freshman defensive lineman Aubrey Solomon announced that he is transferring to Tennessee. And, oh, by the way, Solomon was a 5-Star coming out of high school.

Pruitt was noticeablely frustrated during his first season on Rocky Top. It was clear to see that he wasn’t used to losing, and that he was itching to be elite, almost to the point of erupting of impatience.

Patience might be a virtue but sometimes in life, being impatient pays off. Sometimes, it’s those who choose to have a chip on their shoulder 24/7 who thrive. And what we’ve seen from Pruitt on the field, and on the recruiting trail thus far, is that he is one of those restless people. 

Believe me when I say that Tennessee has a head coach that is itching to be a championship contender harder than even the fans are.

Pruitt knows it’s urgent, he wants it right now, and he’s doing the work get the Vols back to where they need to be.