1VaBlue1

December 6th, 2017 at 10:14 PM ^

DC for Georgia.  Or is it Bama?  Either way, they got a good candidate - one of the better coordinators waiting his turn.  To be honest, I didn't think they'd get anyone of that calibre, even though he has no HC experience.

Squash34

December 7th, 2017 at 11:38 AM ^

Have you seen the cars of his players? The man owns a share in several car dealerships and his stud players all have cars that range from 80-150k. Nit to mention there has been ole Miss type social media type situations where players post picks with them holding like 10k grand.
There is a reason he has the number one recruiting class annually. And it is not just because he is putting guys in the league.

1VaBlue1

December 7th, 2017 at 7:56 AM ^

Right?  I still can't believe how bad Ole Miss was at it!!  I've never paid players to play football, but even I know that you shouldn't have your Director of Football Operations make the payments!

Good Gawd...

FatGuyTouchdown

December 6th, 2017 at 10:17 PM ^

terrific hire for Tennessee. The Nick Saban coaching tree will now literally be half of the SEC East, and could've been more had McEllwain not been fired... Talk about trying to replicate Alabama. (I know Pruitt isn't technically a Saban-ite because he had a long track record before Saban)

Mr Miggle

December 7th, 2017 at 12:26 PM ^

He's coming off pretty average years at A&M. That was the ideal place for him to succeed. He came in with a lot of fanfare and started with a great season. He was an assistant there before and has deep ties in Texas and Oklahoma.

Stick him in Oregon with no ties to the area, litlle experience recruiting the PAC-12 footprint and no buzz to help in recruiting. How can anyone expect that to go better? 

LJ

December 6th, 2017 at 10:32 PM ^

Sure.  But Pruitt also has a solid track record as a DC at Georgia and FSU, and is a big-time recruiter.  If you're going to hire a guy whose never been a head coach, this is about as good as it gets (though still a reletively big risk for a blue blood like Tennessee).

trueblueintexas

December 7th, 2017 at 12:46 AM ^

Pruitt also has a reputation for being an ass. It’s been one of the things holding his career back.

Everyone thinks this is a great hire. I bet it goes as well as Tim Brewster at Minnesota with a few more awkward moments. So kind of like hiring Brewster and getting Tim Beckman and Lane Kiffin thrown in for free.