Tennessee Vols morning report: Jeremy Pruitt addresses Jimmy Brumbaugh

Jeremy Pruitt addressing Tennessee Vols coaches and quarterbacks leads our Oct. 20 Volunteers news.

Monday continued the fallout from the Tennessee Vols football team losing 34-7 to the Kentucky Wildcats. Multiple coaches had to address the public after what happened, and a major coaching change was announced that morning.

Our morning update on Rocky Top leads with those public appearances. One explains the major coaching change that happened along with the state of the program in so many other ways, and the other involves an assistant speaking at another event.

Other news from the day includes updates on the women’s golf program taking part in a tournament this week and a look at where it stands. That is at least a break from the football drama. Anyway, let’s dive in with the football news.

Jeremy Pruitt addresses Jimmy Brumbaugh, quarterbacks – Matthew Ray, SI.com

In his weekly press conference Monday, Jeremy Pruitt addressed the firing of Tennessee Vols football defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh and the state of the quarterbacks. Pruitt effectively said the quarterback situation is wide open but noted how limited the backups were in the preseason. Here’s what he said about parting ways with Brumbaugh.

“Coach (Jimmy) Brumbaugh has done a really nice job for us. He worked his tail off. Sometimes from a philosophical standpoint, things are just not a fit and it just didn’t work out for us, so I decided to do that, and I’m going to coach the defensive line for the rest of the season.”

Joe Osovet speaks at Knoxville QB club – Grant Ramay, GoVols247

First-year tight ends coach Joe Osovet of the Tennessee Vols football team spoke at the Knoxville Quarterback Club Monday. He discussed the play of the tight ends, how they are involved in the offense, how he recruits tight ends, expectations of the tight ends, where he recruits and the defense of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Here’s a bit of what he said.

“The tight end position, these are guys haven’t really been playing a lot, getting a lot of playing time for us. We just have to continue to get better, continue to play commitment.”

Women’s golf finishes opening round of The Ally in sixth placeUTSports

The Tennessee Lady Vols golf team shot 2-over par, or 290, to finishes the first day of The Ally at Old Waverly in sixth place. There are 15 teams in the tournament, including all SEC teams and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, and the event is scheduled to last through Wednesday. Play resumes today.

Graduate student Micheala Williams led the way for UT, firing home a mostly mistake-free score of 2-under (70) that included a bogey-free front nine and five total birdies. Williams’ day has her in a tie for sixth place heading into round two.