Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee Football has done it, once again. They started off the season with a 1-4 record, but then, the ship was righted and the Vols went 7-1 in their last eight games.
Many people had counted Coach Pruitt and his boys from Rocky Top out. Nobody thought they had what it took to make a bowl game early on.
There was a point in time where Jeremy had to do something and do something fast because his seat was getting warmer and warmer each week and the media was calling for his head.
But on Thursday, January 2, 2020, those critics and the same media that were calling for Pruitt’s head was silenced.
Everybody’s jaws were on the floor, they couldn’t believe what they had just witnessed. Heading into the fourth quarter, the Volunteers were down 22-9.
But they never gave up, scoring 14 points in just 30 seconds to take a 23-22 lead over the Indiana Hoosiers from the Big Ten Conference.
None of that would’ve been possible had Pruitt not rolled the dice and come up successful on an onside kick attempt.
When media asked him what made him make that decision at that point in time, Pruitt stated “Well, we were down a score.”
Needless to say, he took a risk, knowing what was at stake and it paid off.
Believe it or not, Tennessee is 2020 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Champions.
Whether you like it or not, you have to respect Tennessee for the Cinderella season that was 2019.
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