If the Tennessee Vols want to win on the field, they have to win off the field as well.
Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt got a big win on Thursday, against his former boss Nick Saban, by landing graduate transfer Brandon Kennedy, a former center with the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Saban was previously attempting to block Kennedy from transferring within the SEC, but a rule change earlier this month opened the door for the former four-star recruit to come to Knoxville.
According to VolQuest, Kennedy chose a graduate program at Tennessee that Alabama doesn’t offer.
BREAKING: Alabama grad transfer Brandon Kennedy arrives on Rocky Top, joins Tennessee program.https://t.co/UmajaIUY8U
— Austin Price (@AustinPriceless) June 14, 2018
In the big picture, Kennedy’s transfer to UT won’t help the Vols beat Alabama this year. Tennessee still has a ways to go before they catch up to the tide.
But the addition of Kennedy absolutely makes the Vols a better team. Offensive line depth has been a concern for Tennessee during the off-season. Kennedy will help alleviate some of those concerns.
And let’s be honest, it has to feel good for Vol fans to see Saban fail at trying to block a player from going to Tennessee.
The wins on the field are the only ones that count. But if the Vols keep winning off the field, the wins on game day will follow.
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