Paul Finebaum weighs in on Tennessee's lopsided loss to Florida
The Tennessee Volunteers looked like an absolute mess against Florida on Saturday night, falling 47-21 in Jeremy Pruitt’s first SEC game as the team’s coach.
Sloppy play, a lack of discipline and a player who refused to go into the game hampered the Vols on Saturday night.
On Sunday morning’s SportsCenter, SEC Network host Paul Finebaum said it was a disaster for Pruitt, and that there’s a long way to go for the Vols:
“That was a really big win for Dan Mullen because he had to get that,” Finebaum said. “He goes to Starkville next week, his old stomping grounds and then has LSU. This was a disaster for Tennessee. Jeremy Pruitt, some of this is on him. He is the head coach. He inherited a mess.”
“I think Tennessee has a chance to come back and be a respectable program, but they’re a long way from being elite,” Finebaum said. “Jeremy Pruitt is off to a stumbling start. The West Virginia game went poorly. This game went poorly. Florida is not even really a good team. They’re an average team. There’s no reason to get housed this badly at home.”
The schedule only gets harder for the Vols, who have a trip to No. 2 Georgia next weekend.
Pruitt will have his hands full, and the Vols will need to work really hard to turn things around.