Tennessee players and fans have learned in a hurry that coach Jeremy Pruitt demands excellence in about everything he does.
He brought in a coaching staff that shares his views on what a winning culture should look like in college football. It’ll take some time to build that culture, but he’s already making believers out of some.
ESPN’s Gene Wojciechowski, a former Tennessee walk-on, was the sideline reporter for the Orange and White game. He also spent some time around the program last week leading up the scrimmage. He joined WMNL’s Josh Ward on Rocky Talk Thursday to discuss what he took away from his visit.
“What I saw, from my one practice, was a coach and a staff that was not afraid to coach — and not afraid to coach hard,” Wojciechowski said. “That’s not to say it’s dictatorial or browbeating or unfair. It’s just hard coaching and that’s not a thing. That’s what Alabama gets.”
Wojciechowski also explains why he thinks Phillip Fulmer is doing an excellent job at providing the right environment for Pruitt to succeed into the future. He also lays out a realistic timetable for the Vols to begin competing at the highest level.