There were some great play calls on offense, and the defense was more than ready to play on Saturday. The in-game coaching was great, and the only reason I don’t give that a plus is because of Pruitt’s initial decision to not try for points before halftime. But he did end up changing his mind once UT started to pick up some yards on that possession, and it paid off. But overall, this was the most complete game the Vols played all season, and it started with the coaching staff.
Jeremy Pruitt and his coaching staff coached circles around Mark Stoops. Tennessee was better in all three phases of the football game, and that’s a credit to not only the coaches having their team prepared to play, but also the players for executing. What Pruitt has done with this team this season is a miracle. The Vols have the roster of a 4-8 team, and Pruitt make coach them into a 7-5 team, or at least a 6-6 team that is going to a bowl game.