Jeremy Pruitt jokes about adopting successful high school gameplan to counter Alabama's explosive offense
Tennessee is facing an uphill battle when it travels to Tuscaloosa on Saturday to face No. 1 Alabama. The Volunteers are listed as 34.5 point underdogs but Jeremy Pruitt might have something special planned for the Crimson Tide.
“There’s a high school team over in Arkansas, they always onside kick, they never punt cause, I don’t know, I’ve never seen them play but I’ve always heard people talk about it,” Pruitt said. “We’ve really kind of considered that as our game plan. Just don’t give them the ball.”
While we think that Pruitt is joking, that might not actually be the worst of ideas against the explosive Tide offense. Alabama is putting up 536.8 total yards and 51 points per game, good for second in the nation, and is led by quarterback Tua Tagovailoa who is third in the FBS with 335.2 passing yards per game.
That spells trouble for a Volunteers’ defense that is allowing 358.7 total yards per game but has improved over the past few weeks, including this past game against Mississippi State when they held the Bulldogs to just 267 yards.
Check out the clip from Pruitt which was shared by Marshall Hughes of WATE Channel 6 in Knoxville:
Jeremy Pruitt joked that he's looking into using the same gameplan against Alabama that Little Rock's Pulaski Academy uses: always onside kick, never punt, don't give Alabama the ball. #Vols pic.twitter.com/8Yq7kZemZb
— Marshall Hughes (@marshallhughes) October 14, 2019