The Tennessee Vols fired head coach Jeremy Pruitt on Monday, after a months-long investigation into impermissible benefits.
One potential fallout from the dismissal of Pruitt is players leaving the program.
Despite Pruitt’s lack of success at Tennessee, he was popular with players. Now that Pruitt is out, I expect to see at least a couple of players hit the transfer portal.
Fortunately for the Vols, it appears that quarterback Kaidon Salter, who just signed with Tennessee in December, won’t be one of the players hitting the portal.
Salter arrived on campus in the last few days and according to his Twitter account on Monday, he’s locked in with UT despite the firing of Pruitt.
This is huge for Tennessee, regardless of who the coach is moving forward.
Salter was rated as the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback in the 2021 recruiting class. He’s an athletic kid that is a perfect fit for a rebuilding program. This is a kid that UT absolutely can’t afford to lose.
Bad quarterback play has plagued the Vols for the last four seasons. The hope is that Salter can be the player that changes that trend in the coming years.
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