Recently, new Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt hired Craig Fitzgerald away from the Houston Texans to become the Vols’ new strength and conditioning coach.
Fitzgerald had previously served as the South Carolina Gamecocks’ strength coach, and now he’s bringing in some of his former players to join his staff.
According to reports on Saturday morning, former South Carolina LBs Byron Jerideau and Shaq Wilson are joining Fitzgerald’s staff:
Byron Jerideau and Shaq Wilson are joining Craig Fitzgerald’s strength staff at Tennessee.
— Dan Harralson (@danharralson) January 13, 2018
Jerideau and Wilson both confirmed their moves on Twitter:
— Byron Jerideau (@JerideauB) January 12, 2018
Thanks brother love you 🤜🏾🤛🏾 https://t.co/w0A0dKqJ1r
— Shaquille Wilson (@Shaq_Wilson) January 13, 2018
Pruitt has pulled assistants from all over the country, both at the college and NFL levels, so it’s no surprise his strength staff will feature a couple of ex-Gamecocks.
The Vols have dealt with major injury concerns the past couple of years, so it’ll be interesting to see if this new staff can help keep players healthy in 2018.