Jeremy Pruitt leaves the door open for Jauan Jennings to return to Tennessee
After adding yet another National Championship ring to his hand Monday, Jeremy Pruitt officially took over Tennessee’s football program full-time first thing Tuesday morning.
Entering his second day on the job on a full-time basis, Pruitt gave a press conference with the local media Wednesday on the UT campus. After a brief introduction, the new Tennessee coach opened up the floor to questions. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t long for Pruitt to be asked about the status of Jauan Jennings.
Jennings was booted from the program by former interim coach Brady Hoke, with the approval of former AD John Currie, following a vulgar rant he posted on Instagram about the former coaching staff.
“Obviously there has been some movement before I got here, I really had no control over that,” Pruitt said. “I know there’s a lot from you guys, you have to write about things but from my standpoint, I know Jauan has reached out to Coach Fulmer and I know they met. I actually reached out to him because I felt like Coach Fulmer talking to him, I should do that.
“There will be a time, probably in the next couple of days, me and him may possibly set down and just kind of see where things are at.”
Where things go from here remain to be seen but given that Pruitt has in fact reached out to Jennings suggest the interest in his return is mutual. Assuming all potential prerequisites laid out by Tennessee and Pruitt are met, it appears a good bet that Jennings will be making a return to Rocky Top for one last season.