Tennessee football podcast: Championship game represented what Jeremy Pruitt plans to build

Tennessee finally gets its coach full-time after Monday night’s National Championship game, and he comes with a pretty great blueprint.

Jeremy Pruitt will stop juggling two hats today and focus solely on the Vols moving forward. These past three weeks surely had to help him grow as a coach, though.

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There is just no way being inside a championship program couldn’t help you grow.

It was pretty clear there was a big difference between the teams on the field Monday night and the one that took the field in Knoxville this season. It was just a different class of athlete flying around making plays.

Pruitt has already raised the bar of the players he is recruiting Tennessee. He is targetting some of the best prospects at every position. Over the weekend he picked up a commitment from JJ Peterson who is good enough to possibly start at outside linebacker game one next season.

Adding those difference makers will be important moving forward.

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Tennessee is certainly hoping for a build similar to Georgia under two-year head coach Kirby Smart. It’s been clear, Smart benefitted from learning under Alabama coach Nick Saban for a number of years.

Pruitt has certainly picked up similar championship tendencies.

WMNL’s Josh Ward talks about what Pruitt brings to Rocky Top along with breaking down a championship game for the ages on today’s podcast.

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