Optimism about the Tennessee 2018 season continues to slowly build, and Jeremy Pruitt might have just added to the hype.
Josh Ward plays audio of Pruitt on WJOX in Birmingham, Ala., on Rocky Talk Friday. Pruitt gave an optimistic read of the Trey Smith situation.
“We’ll be excited to get him back on the field this fall,” Pruitt said.
Smith missed spring practice with an unspecified health condition. The comments from Pruitt have been vague about what is going on with Smith.
Pruitt has made it pretty clear he wants to turn Tennessee into a winner sooner rather than later. He overhauled the roster with junior college and graduate transfers in the hopes of pushing for a bowl appearance.
Ward opens the podcast with more memories about Vols broadcasting legend John Ward. He also discusses Pruitt pursuing top-tier talent in the Class of 2019 with Rivals.com recruiting writer Adam Friedman.