Optional Musical Accompaniment
God saw we needed a Tennessee coaching search.
Breaking: Tennessee has fired head football coach Jeremy Pruitt after an investigation into potential recruiting violations in the program, sources told @ClowESPN and @Mark_Schlabach.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 18, 2021
Additionally, athletic director Phillip Fulmer plans to retire, sources said. pic.twitter.com/EBIm4mRp8U
Phil Fulmer says the "recruiting has been good" at a press conference announcing the firing of Jeremy Pruitt because of alleged recruiting violations.— John Talty (@JTalty) January 18, 2021
Anyway, we’re off to a flying start here, what with Phil Fulmer praising the recruiting of a coach who was just fired for recruiting violations. That, I am certain, will not become an issue in the upcoming lawsuit,
Jeremy Pruitt has hired Texas attorney Michael Lyons, who represented David Beaty when Kansas attempted to withhold his buyout. I have zero doubt Lyons will aggressively “air out” the functions of Tennessee athletics https://t.co/PrN3ek83nK— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) January 19, 2021
There is only one way this ends, and that is with Tennessee hiring a coach who Vanderbilt said no thanks to last month.
In Vanderbilt news, women’s basketball quit the season. Soccer defender Myra Konte is returning in the fall even after being drafted by the NWSL last week. Sarah Fuller scored an invite to tomorrow’s Presidential inauguration.
SEC Basketball Schedule
Bad Gambling Advice, season to date: 39-44-1 ATS, 35-49 totals
South Carolina at Missouri (6:00 PM CT, SEC Network): Missouri -5.5, Over 142.5
Tennessee at Florida (6:00 PM CT, ESPN): Florida +6.5, Under 138
Alabama at LSU (8:00 PM CT, ESPN2): Alabama +1, Over 163