KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee coaching staff will have a chance to hit the recruiting trail Friday and try to take back the narrative surrounding the team.
Running backs coach Robert Gillespie said after practice Wednesday the coaches looked forward to telling the “truth” about the program.
“The biggest thing is it gives us a chance to talk about our program,” Gillespie said. “Rather than the media talk about the program and what they think is going on inside of it. It gives us a chance to go out and put truth to the expectations and how our team is doing. Rather than reading it in the media and Twitter and all those things. It gives us a chance to let those guys see what is going on. So, we are excited about it.”
WMNL’s Josh Ward details different aspects of the Tennessee team that is true right now.
Ward talked about the very real concerns recruits have right now about the Tennessee program. This became clear on Monday and Tuesday of this week when commits Jatavious Harris and Brendon Harris opened their recruitments to other schools.
If the season continues to go the wrong way for coach Butch Jones, his saving grace might be the 2018 recruiting class. That seems kind of shaky now, though.
While Tennessee did not lose any commits publicly, it certainly wasn’t the best look for coach Butch Jones. There might not be a leg to stand on if commits begin to flip to other schools.