Dan Mullen and Jeremy Pruitt are quite familiar with one another, as Pruitt served as Alabama’s defensive coordinator while Mullen was the head coach at Mississippi State the past couple of years.
Now that Mullen is the head coach at Florida and Pruitt is at Tennessee, the old rivals are gearing up for another showdown.
Ahead of the big SEC East rivalry on Saturday night, Pruitt complimented Mullen, saying Mullen’s teams are always tough:
Jeremy Pruitt states that Dan Mullen's teams are "always very well-coached. They're tough."
— Rocky Top Insider (@rockytopinsider) September 19, 2018
He also paid a compliment to strong-armed Florida QB Feleipe Franks, who beat the Vols with a long, last-second touchdown pass in 2017:
Pruitt on Feleipe Franks: "He can throw it a long way. Probably as far as I've seen."
— David Ubben (@davidubben) September 19, 2018
Pruitt hopes things will go differently this time around, but his Vols will have their hands full. Tune in to ESPN on Saturday night at 7 p.m. Eastern time.