Micah Abernathy: 'Every coach has their own personality, come at you from different ways'

Micah Abernathy: 'Every coach has their own personality, come at you from different ways'

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Micah Abernathy: 'Every coach has their own personality, come at you from different ways'

KNOXVILLE — Senior defensive back Micah Abernathy is looking to end his Tennessee career on a high note in Jeremy Pruitt’s first season.

Abernathy has a past relationship with Pruitt going back to his recruiting process.

“I was actually recruited by Coach Pruitt, so it was pretty exciting when he was hired,” Abernathy said during fall camp media availability. “He also coaches defensive backs, so that was a plus. He was a genuine guy during the recruiting process. He was always one of my favorite coaches because of that.”

Past their relationship comes the football and coaching end of things and adjusting to the new staff and their personalities.

“Every coach has their own personality, whether it’s Coach Pruitt, Coach (Charles) Kelly or Coach (Terry) Fair,” he said. “They are all going to come at you from different ways. You just have to take things from what they are saying and apply that.”

Part of a coaching staff change is having an understanding of a new defensive scheme and concepts. Abernathy says that he and his teammates are “learning every day and trying to get better”

“When we get out on the field, we are doing as much as we can to try and be more versatile at every position that we have,” he said. “Learning a new defense is going to be difficult in some areas. Some people will pick it up faster than others, but we are just trying to learn more and more every day.”

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