Tennessee was back on the practice field on Tuesday afternoon, as they prepare for the Crimson Tide.
Jeremy Pruitt dismissed defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh on Sunday morning, so the head coach said he was taking over his duties for the rest of the season.
“Yesterday, I decided to make a change at the d-line position. Coach (Jimmy) Brumbaugh has done a really nice job for us. He worked his tail off. Sometimes from a philosophical standpoint, things are just not a fit and it just didn’t work out for us, so I decided to do that, and I’m going to coach the defensive line for the rest of the season.”
Pruitt also said that Morven Joseph had moved over to the inside linebacker position for the time being. This will help the Vols out, especially if Jeremy Banks has to miss any extended time due to injury or a setback.
The quarterback situation is the hot topic at the moment across the airwaves and at the water cooler. Jeremy Pruitt has said that Jarrett Guarantano will have to continue working in practice if he wants to be the starter.
“Well I’ve talked about it a little bit in the past, obviously, there’s three or four plays in the game that Jarrett (Guarantano) would like to have back. Talked about them Saturday after the game. Same thing with J.T. (Shrout). When you look at Brian (Maurer) and Harrison (Bailey), both of these guys were very limited in fall camp, which is one of the reasons that we’ve continued to have these scrimmages on Sunday night, to try to get these guys kind of caught up, just to give them an opportunity. There’s nothing like live action, and again, we had a scrimmage last night and both of these guys took reps. So, we’ll continue to evaluate that position as the week goes.”
Here are images from Tuesday’s practice.
The Vols will be back on the practice field Wednesday afternoon, as they continue to prepare for Alabama.
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All images courtesy of Tennessee Athletic Communications