Pruitt details Vols’ offense at Vanderbilt

Pruitt details Vols’ offense at Vanderbilt

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Pruitt details Vols’ offense at Vanderbilt

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NASHVILLE – Tennessee totaled 242 yards in the 38-13 season finale loss at Vanderbilt.

Following the game, Jeremy Pruitt was asked how he would describe his role in offensive play-calling against Vanderbilt compared to other games this season.

Pruitt responded that it was “no different than it’s ever been.”

UT produced 139 passing yards and 103 rushing yards.

Pruitt discussed the passing game saying that UT was banged up at wide receiver.

“Jauan (Jennings) has been kind of not his full speed for the last couple weeks and he’s really tried to push through,” Pruitt said. “Marquez (Callaway) was kind of down this week, so we tried to keep a plan that we could execute. We lost (Nathan) Niehaus on Tuesday and lost Jahmir (Johnson) the first half. To throw the ball down the middle, you have to protect a little bit. We tried to get the ball out of our quarterback’s hands.”

Pruitt also discussed if Tennessee should have ran the ball more in the second half.

“We ran the ball the second time we got the ball and the quarterback pulls the ball for a five-yard loss,” he said. “Now we have second-and-15. In hindsight, you can go back and say we could’ve done this or could’ve done that.

“To me, there are balls in the wide receivers hands that their defensive backs knock down. There are balls in their wide receivers hand that our defensive backs did not knock down. It doesn’t take many of the balls that go that way. We didn’t make a play.”

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