After Tennessee Football’s 48-17 loss to Alabama, Jeremy Pruitt said he’s disappointed but not discouraged moving forward.
Tennessee football suffered yet another beating from Alabama on Saturday to make the loss the third straight for Tennessee. The Vols started the season 2-0 and have since not won a game and have fallen to 2-3 through the first half of the season.
The loss brought disappointment to all Tennessee fans as there was a clear talent difference between the two teams.
Jeremy Pruitt stepped to the podium for his post-game press conference and also shared his disappointment. He also discussed his thought process when he took the job at Tennessee.
He knew that it wouldn’t be easy getting Tennessee back to where they once were in the late 1990s and early 2000s. That’s why Pruitt said he’s disappointed, but he’s not discouraged.
"“I understood the passion, the energy, the expectations of Tennessee football,” Pruitt said. “When I took the job, I knew exactly where it was at, exactly, okay? Which is why I wanted the job. I wanted this job because I wanted to get it to where it’s supposed to be. It’s a hell of a challenge, I’m glad I took the job. I’m excited about being here, I’m not discouraged. The people in our program are not discouraged. I know where our program is headed, and we’ll get there.”"
I think disappointed would be a great way to describe the fan base in one word. If Tennessee’s losing streak continues for another week after the BYE, then discouraged might be the fanbases new word.
Pruitt has two weeks to prepare for Arkansas, who was regarded as the SEC’s worst team in recent years. The Razorbacks have seen some improvements this year, but Tennessee should beat them. We’ll see what Pruitt can put together against Arkansas in two weeks.