Tennessee fires head coach over alleged recruiting scandal
The Tennessee Volunteers are looking for a new head football coach once again. Jeremy Pruitt, along with a couple assistant coaches, was fired for cause after "failing to promote an atmosphere of compliance."
According to Dan Patrick, Vols assistant coaches put money in McDonald's bags to give to recruits during visits. Patrick further stated that it was obvious, like Tennessee wasn't even trying to hide it.
Those reports were denied by the university, but the investigation is on-going.
Pruitt was hired in December 2017 after having success as a defensive coordinator with programs like Florida State, Georgia, and Alabama. His teams compiled an overall 16-19 in three seasons-- including an 8-5 season in 2019 that ended with a bowl win.