A'ight: Jauan Jennings does his best Jeremy Pruitt impression during SEC Network appearance
There may not be a player on Rocky Top with a better relationship with Jeremy Pruitt than Jauan Jennings.
The senior has been through a wild ride during his college career but has come out on top thanks in part to his head coach’s belief in him. Incredibly, their relationship almost never existed as Jennings had been dismissed from Tennessee just before Pruitt was named head coach in Knoxville.
Thankfully, AD Phillip Fulmer and Pruitt decided to give Jennings a shot at redemption and Jennings took that opportunity and ran with it.
Tennessee’s coach was recently asked to recall his decision to allow Jennings back on the team soon after his arrival on Rocky Top.
“I asked a lot of people in the building what they thought, most of them that said I wouldn’t let him back don’t work here anymore. The people that said let him back all work here,” Pruitt said on Monday. “When you start talking to the players that play on the team, the Trey Smith’s the Daniel Bitiuli’s and they say, ‘No coach, we want this guy on our team.’ I knew enough about those guys in recruiting to know what was right and what was wrong.
“We gave him an opportunity and set out some things that we required him to do and he’s done everything that we’ve asked him to do, everything that we’ve asked him to do. It goes to show you that when you get second chances, some people make the most of them and Jauan Jennings has made the most of his chance the second time around. He is going to graduate in December, good for him. He has had a great senior year, I know he wants to finish it on a positive note. And he’s going to leave his mark on the University of Tennessee – not only as a football player – but as a person, person of character and a leader that has given his all for the University of Tennessee.”
Coming off a performance that earned him SEC co-Offensive Player of the Week honors, Jennings has been making the media rounds following Tennessee’s 41-21 win over South Carolina. His latest stop? SEC Network show “Thinking Out Loud” where Jennings was asked to do his best Pruitt impression.
Here it is:
Few Vols could get away with this move on national television. In fact, Jennings may be the only one.