When a new head football coach is hired, it’s not unusual for there to be a significant amount of attrition.
Sometimes it’s clear to a player that they don’t fit what the new head coach is looking for, while other times there might be guys who just don’t like the direction the program is heading.
For new Tennessee Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt, however, it doesn’t look like attrition will be an issue at UT — at least not heading into the 2018 season.
Pruitt was recently asked if he expects anyone to leave the roster now that spring practice is over.
He simply shook his head “no”.
Before Big Orange Caravan, Jeremy Pruitt says Tennessee is not pursuing any graduate transfers and shakes his head “no” when asked if any of the current team indicated plans to transfer after the spring. pic.twitter.com/X62Wap6j5w
— David Cobb (@DavidWCobb) May 10, 2018
It looks like the only notable departures Pruitt has to deal with are quarterback Quinten Dormady and defensive lineman Quay Picou.
Both Dormady and Picou departed the program before spring practice got underway.
Obviously this is a great sign for the future of Tennessee’s football program. It’s a sign that Pruitt’s cultural philosophy resonates with the players currently on the roster.
And if it resonates with them, it will most certainly be a selling point to recruits.
When prospects visit Tennessee, they interact with the players already on the team. If they’re hearing great things about Pruitt, and seeing that the vibe in Knoxville has completely changed, then it’s going to make a big impression on them (and their parents).
Jeremy Pruitt is doing everything right during his first few months on the job.
Vol fans are certainly hoping his actions translates to more wins in the fall.
Featured image via The Tennessean