It was not all positive for Tennessee football at SEC Media Days if you read between the lines. Here are five concerns surrounding the Volunteers.
After Tennessee football took the stage at SEC Media Days on Tuesday, it became clear that optimism is much higher for the Vols this offseason than it was last year. That’s a big thing that nobody can take away.
Of course, that makes sense. After all, UT went 5-7 last year, returns a ton of talent, is much healthier, upgraded its staff and doesn’t have to go through so many transitions. You would expect more optimism.
However, if you read between the lines, it wasn’t all great news. In fact, many issues began to ooze to the surface that show Tennessee football is not all the way there at the level Jeremy Pruitt probably wants it to be at just yet.
They may have given these things away inadvertently. In fact, they probably did in some cases. But the Vols revealed that they clearly are struggling to shore up some of the issues that were deep within the program when Pruitt took over.
In this post, we’re going to take a look at some of the concerns from how the Vols handled their appearance at the event on Tuesday. We’ll base this off quotes from Pruitt at the podium and in other interviews along with the quotes made by Jarrett Guarantano, Daniel Bituli and Darrell Taylor.
Taking everything they said into context, they weren’t able to hide certain things that still need to be fixed. And we might as well call them out now before they surprise the fan base when the beginning of the season kicks off.
So what was said that could be taken in a negative way by Pruitt and his players? Which things were of the most alarm? Take a look at that here with our five biggest concerns surrounding Tennessee football at SEC Media Days for 2019.