Peyton Manning believes in new Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt
Tennessee Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt has the backing of one of his school’s most famous alumni.
Former Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning things Pruitt is the right man to lead the program forward, and he told CBS Sports during Saturday’s game that fans should give him time to implement his culture at the school.
“I believe in him and I think we’re heading in the right direction.”
Tennessee legend Peyton Manning is excited about the future for @Vol_Football with Jeremy Pruitt. pic.twitter.com/BkdxyvN4aa
— SEConCBS (@SEConCBS) September 29, 2018
“He’s an SEC veteran. He’s been around winning programs, of course played at Alabama,” Manning said. “I played against Jeremy. I love his passion, his intensity. We’ve got to give him a chance to develop his culture, develop his team, but I believe in him and I think we’re heading in the right direction.”
Pruitt has shown he’s not afraid to take on the existing culture at Tennessee. The results on the field aren’t there yet, but nobody really expected the Volunteers to turn around overnight.