NCAAF
January 18, 2021

Tennessee Fires Head Coach Jeremy Pruitt After Three Seasons

There's a new head-coaching opening in the SEC. 

The University of Tennessee fired head football coach Jeremy Pruitt on Monday for cause, according to Knox News. 

The Volunteers are currently under investigation for alleged NCAA violations which means that Tennessee will reportedly not have to buy Pruitt's buyout. 

Tennessee AD Phillip Fullmer will also be retiring, per the report. 

A former defensive coordinator, Pruitt lasted just three seasons in Tennessee, going 16-19, including a 3-7 record in 2020. Pruitt's Volunteers were also winless in nine games against Alabama, Georgia and Florida. 

The Volunteers signed Pruitt to an extension just four months ago that tied him to Tennessee through the 2025 campaign. 

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