Knoxville, TN (WVLT) – Jeremy Pruitt has been fired as the head coach of Tennessee Volunteers football team. The announcement comes after a weeks-long investigation into potential recruiting violations in the program.
Reports also indicate that Phillip Fulmer is retiring as Athletic Director.
Pruitt was hired following the 2017 football season and amassed a 16-19 record.
This story is developing story.
-Jeremy Pruitt will not be paid a buyout, having been fired for cause as a result of an investigation into rules violations.
-Phillip Fulmer is retiring. His successor will hire the Vols' next football coach.
(Yes, this is a mess) https://t.co/sBqxI90zko
— Gentry Estes (@Gentry_Estes) January 18, 2021