The University of Tennessee has fired football coach Jeremy Pruitt after three seasons. Pruitt was fired after an internal investigation into alleged recruiting violations.
Pruitt and the Volunteers had a 3-7 record in 2020. He had a 16-19 overall record during his tenure at Tennessee. The Volunteers went 5-7 in his first season in 2018 before an 8-5 campaign and Gator Bowl victory in 2019.
Tennessee signed Pruitt to a two-year contract extension in September. He signed a six-year contract when he was hired by the school in 2017. Pruitt served as a defensive coordinator at Florida State, Georgia and Alabama before he accepted the Tennessee job. He had no previous experience as a head coach.