Another Kentucky coach shares opinion on Tennessee firing DL coach
Another Kentucky coach has weighed in on Tennessee firing its defensive line coach after the loss to Kentucky on Saturday.
UK assistant Vince Marrow called it a “bunch of bull. Good coach I thought his d.line played hard.”
Marrow is the tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at Kentucky, and coached with Jimmy Brumbaugh, the now former Tennessee assistant, who was on the same Kentucky staff under coach Mark Stoops with Marrow from 2013-16.
Also on Monday, Stoops said he was disappointed, and that he considers Brumbaugh a friend.
“He’s a good coach and he’ll land on his feet with no problem,” Stoops said. “I have no idea what goes on there, that’s not my business, but at some point I will reach out to Jimmy, and that’s disappointing.”
Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt explained the firing this way.
“He worked his tail off,” Pruitt said at his press conference Monday. “Sometimes from a philosophical standpoint, things are just not a fit, and it just didn’t work out for us, so I decided to do that. … If it’s not working out, it’s better just to do it right now.”
Bunch of bull. Good coach I thought his d.line played hard.
— CoachMarrowUK (@vincemarrow) October 19, 2020