Tennessee Football will not be taking on the Texas A&M Aggies this Saturday as it’s one of two SEC games that has been canceled due to COVID-19.
It was announced on Tuesday that Tennessee football’s game this Saturday against the Texas A&M Aggies has been canceled due to COVID-19 issues within TAMU’s football program. The game will be made up on December 12, a week after Tennessee’s game against Florida.
Alabama at LSU and Auburn at Mississippi State are two other SEC games that have been postponed this week, so there will be a lull in SEC games this Saturday, and other conferences will have the opportunity to put on some good games.
Although Tennessee fans will have to go Saturday without watching their beloved Vols take the field, this could be the best news Tennessee fans have heard in months.
The Vols have been struggling over the past month or so offensively, so Jeremy Pruitt will have an extra week to figure out how to fix the offense before Tennessee takes the field again.
Running an offense has not been Pruitt’s strong suit since becoming Tennessee’s head coach, and you can blame that on the offensive coordinators, but Tennessee has had two offensive coordinators, and virtually nothing has changed within the offense.
There have been constant inconsistencies at the quarterback position, and Pruitt has continuously flip-flopped on what quarterback he’s going with depending on the week. He’s thrown most of his support behind Jarrett Guarantano and has constantly gone back to him after the backup quarterbacks couldn’t instantly produce.
If Pruitt wants to win in the SEC, he’s going to have to make a decision at quarterback and stick with it. Whether that’s Guarantano or a backup, but if he continues to put in different quarterbacks every other week, then no quarterback is going to have the confidence to perform. They’re going to worry about trying to score on every play so they don’t get pulled, which will lead to more mistakes.
Hopefully, Pruitt takes this extra week and turns the good news of having extra time to figure things out offensively, so we can see the Vols turn things around when they head to Auburn next Saturday.