Jeremy Pruitt and the Tennessee Vols football team taking the stage at SEC Media Days for 2018 leads our Volunteers news for Wednesday, July 18, 2018.
We continue with our SEC Media Days coverage on Wednesday in our morning updates, and this time, it comes with a heavy focus on Tennessee football. After all, this is the day that they become the big story across the conference.
As we get set to bring you our news on Rocky Top, UT at SEC Media Days is our lead story. But there are other stories from the event also taking center stage, including a comment about a former Tennessee football coach that came on Tuesday.
There’s just a lot to cover, and this is going to be the big day on Rocky Top. So let’s get started with the updates of SEC Media Days.
Tennessee Vols set for SEC Media Days spotlight – SECSports
Jeremy Pruitt was scheduled to take the podium at 10:20 a.m. E.T. for SEC Media Days on Wednesday, following the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Joe Moorhead. Kyle Phillips, Marquez Callaway and Eli Wolf will be with Pruitt as well. Following the Tennessee Vols will be none other than Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide.
"WATCH LIVE: SEC Network’s coverage of Media Days"
Matt Luke praises Phillip Fulmer as a mentor – Adam Sparks, The Tennessean
Ole Miss Rebels head coach Matt Luke praised Tennessee Vols athletic director Phillip Fulmer as a mentor given the situation he inherited last year. Like Fulmer in 1992, Luke had to serve as an interim head coach before taking the position full-time. He also worked on Fulmer’s Tennessee football staff in 2006 and 2007, as he was part of David Cutcliffe’s group of assistants.
"Luke went 6-6 as an interim coach last season after Hugh Freeze’s resignation and earned a promotion to permanent coach. Fulmer, likewise, went 3-0 as interim coach at Tennessee while Johnny Majors underwent heart surgery in 1992, and he ultimately took over as the permanent coach."
Erin Gilroy named to under-20 World Cup team – UTSports
Tennessee Lady Vols soccer player Erin Gilroy was named to the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup team. The team will compete in championships next month in Northwestern France.
"Gilroy had joined the U-20 national team in June for the Tournoi Mauric Revello Sud Ladies Cup in France, scoring her first two international goals. The Bellmore, New York, native was then invited to the final training camp in Portland, Oregon."