VIDEO: Pruitt Gives Inspiring Pre-Game Speech to Team

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    Photo by Anne Newman/RTI

    Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt wants to make sure his players are ready to go for their match-up with the Missouri Tigers today. And he grabbed their attention during the pre-game Vol Walk.

    Pruitt stopped his team in the middle of the Vol Walk and gathered them all together to give them speech before they entered the stadium. Pruitt can be heard telling his players to “take a look around” before using some more colorful language to get his team pumped up.

    Here are a couple different videos capturing the moment:

    Tennessee heads into Saturday’s contest a win away from automatically qualifying for a bowl game. The Vols pulled off an upset over then-No. 11 Kentucky last Saturday, 24-7. Missouri enters Saturday’s game as a 6.5-point favorite over the Vols.

    Kick-off is set for 3:30 Eastern, and the game will be televised on CBS.

    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.