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Why Jeremy Pruitt May Not Be The Answer For Vols

Why Jeremy Pruitt May Not Be The Answer For Vols

As Jeremy Pruitt settles in to his new position as the Vols Head Coach, we wanted to take a look at what kind of an impact we could expect.  As we dove in, we rolled back the accolades to reveal a different story. Why Jeremy Pruitt May Not Be The Answer For Vols.

Jeremy Pruitt’s Resume

2010-Alabama-DB Coach-Secondary led SEC in Opposing QB efficiency.

2011-Alabama-DB Coach-#1 pass defense and Opposing QB efficiency.

2012-Alabama-DB Coach-Ranked 7th in Defense.

2013-Florida State-DC-7th Overall defense, #1 in scoring

2014-Georgia-DC-17th Ranked Defense.

2015-Georgia-DC-5th Overall Defense, 1st Pass Defense

2016-Alabama-DC-2nd Overall Defense, 1st scoring&rushing.

2017-Alabama-DC-1st Overall Defense, 1st scoring.

Clearly an impressive resume,  on the defensive side of the ball.  The question became what impact did Pruitt make each move and where was the defense prior to his arrival?

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Why Jeremy Pruitt May Not Be The Answer For Vols

Looking at the resume again, we noted the state of the defense the year before.

Prior year

-Original Resume

2009-Alabama Ranked 2nd in Opposing QB Efficiency-87.6

2010-Alabama-DB Coach-Secondary led SEC in Opposing QB efficiency.

2010-Alabama QB Efficiency fell to 6th from 2nd-103.6 and 10th against pass.

2011-Alabama-DB Coach-#1 pass defense and Opposing QB efficiency.

2012-Alabama-DB Coach-Ranked 7th in Defense.

2012-Florida State Ranked 3rd Overall Defense

2013-Florida State-DC-7th Overall defense, #1 in scoring

2013-Georgia Ranked 52nd in Overall Defense.

2014-Georgia-DC-16th Ranked Defense.

2015-Georgia-DC-5th Overall Defense, 1st Pass Defense

2015-Alabama Ranked 3rd in Overall Defense,1st Rushing, 31st Pass.

2016-Alabama-DC-2nd Overall Defense, 1st scoring&rushing.

2017-Alabama-DC-1st Overall Defense, 1st scoring.

2017-Tennessee 79th Overall Defense, 4th Passing, 126th Rushing

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Before we dismantle the resume, there are some notable high points.  Georgia did rank 52nd prior to Pruitt and he pulled them up to 16th the following year.  However, this was in wake of an HC and DC controversy.

One also can not deny the number 1 defense of 2017.  Yet how much is that contributed by the time of possession for the Alabama offense.

As with any resume, it notes the accomplishments but doesn’t necessarily tell the whole story. In all but one year, Pruitt took over for a dominate defensive unit and either maintained or went down in rankings.

The story with the resume says Pruitt was the benefactor of his predecessor seven out of eight times.

That being said, Pruitt does know what a top defense is made of.  The question is can he turn the Vols around as maintaining is not an option.
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