Vanderbilt win not helping Jeremy Pruitt's cause much as The Rock on Tennessee's campus calls for coach's job
The Rocky Top natives continue to be restless and no win over Vanderbilt was going to calm their nerves.
If you had any doubt about that one, just take a look at the message painted in The Rock, which is an icon located on Tennessee’s campus:
“Fire Pruitt, Save UT Football,” was written on The Rock on Sunday evening despite Tennessee’s 42-17 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday.
This comes as the Volunteers currently have a 3-6 record on the season and one final game to play in the regular season against a top 5 Texas A&M team hoping to advance to the College Football Playoff.
Saturday’s win improved Pruitt’s overall record to 16-18 in three seasons in Knoxville. Tennessee went 8-5 last season and ended with a six-game winning streak but that momentum was halted this year during the team’s 44-21 loss to Georgia back on Oct. 10.
It took until Dec. 12 until Tennessee won another game and that came against an 0-8 Vanderbilt team that could barely field a roster.
Check out an image of The Rock from Sunday evening, courtesy of Charlie Burris on Twitter:
I happened to be downtown for a thing and I saw what somebody put on the rock and wanted to see it my self. This is where we’re at, folks. pic.twitter.com/C6FOhc1MfY
— Charlie Burris (@Charlie_Burris) December 14, 2020