Well Vol fans, the day we all knew was coming is upon us. Today is the day we decided the future of Coach Pruitt, as well as AD and former UT HC, Philip Fulmer. The forums on Volnation.com are going crazy with theories as well possible truths. One person made a comment stating that at 3pm today, the University will be hosting a press conference to release information on the future of the program. One forum also reads this,
"Pruitt has been fired for cause, according to University of Tennessee sources with knowledge of the situation, meaning the university will not pay his buyout.
Pruitt lasted just three seasons and leaves behind a program that is under investigation for alleged NCAA rules violations.
Additionally, athletics director Phillip Fulmer will retire, sources said, after UT hires an AD to replace him, because he wants his successor to choose the next football coach. Fulmer made the decision to step down, and his departure is not tied to the investigation."
On December 7th, 2017. Former Bama DC was hired as the 26th HC at the University of Tennessee. Pruitt was brought in with high expectations to turn the program around and put us back on the path to a national championship. Tennessee finished the season 23rd in the nation in total defense, its best mark in 10 years and ranked in the top 20 nationally in pass defense as well as interceptions. If Pruitt is fired today, he will leave the program with a overall record of 16-19, following the past season record of 3-7. The University of Tennessee has not released an official statement at the time this article was written, more information will be posted as it is released. In addition, AD Phillip Fulmer will be retiring. Tennessee has scheduled a press conference at 3 pm today.