KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The smell of fresh cut grass is in the air, it’s the first day of spring, and Tennessee’s new coach is ready to shout out “Play Ball!”
That’s right, it’s spring football time for the Vols, and first-year coach Jeremy Pruitt will put Tennessee through the first of 15 spring practices, starting on Tuesday.
Vols fans are ready for a new beginning after five seasons with coach Butch Jones. The back-to-back Top 25 finishes were nice, and three straight bowl wins helped get Tennessee back in the national discussion, but it wasn’t enough.
Vols fans want to get back to the SEC Championship Game, and Tennessee Hall of Fame coach and first-year athletic director Phillip Fulmer has deemed Pruitt the man to get that done.
What should Tennessee fans expect in the spring?
There will be plenty of competition this spring, with no jobs safe, and a handful of graduate transfers and impact freshmen en route to Knoxville for summer school in June.
SEC Country’s Mike Griffith and WNML’s Josh Ward discuss the Vols spring drills, and if there could ultimately be some transfers.
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— Will Friend (@CoachWillFriend) March 20, 2018