Report: Jeremy Pruitt expected to make change to Tennessee coaching staff
Tennessee’s season ended on a negative note on Saturday, and apparently, coach Jeremy Pruitt won’t be waiting long to make some changes.
According to Football Scoop, Pruitt is planning to make a change at offensive coordinator, which would mean firing Tyson Helton. Helton just completed his first season on Tennessee’s staff after previously serving as quarterbacks coach and pass game coordinator at USC from 2016-17.
During the Vols’ 38-13 loss to the Commodores, many Tennessee fans on Twitter were calling for Helton to be fired as the team had offensive struggles. They may now be getting their wish.
This has only been Helton’s second stint as an offensive coordinator in his coaching career. He held the position at Western Kentucky from 2014-15.
Tennessee went 5-7 this season, which included going 2-6 in SEC play. The Vols lost back-to-back games to Missouri and Vanderbilt to end the year.
Tennessee scored 24 or fewer points in 10 of its 12 games. The Vols scored 59 points in a win over East Tennessee State on Sept. 8 and 30 points in a victory over Auburn on Oct. 13.