WATCH: Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt’s favorites are country music, Gatlinburg and cornbread

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt did interviews with local Knoxville television stations on Monday, including a rapid-fire question-and-answer session.

Pruitt, a 43-year-old Rainsville, Ala. native, proved true to his small town roots.

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The Vols are coming off a 4-8 season entering Pruitt’s rookie campaign as a head coach, and there are all sorts of questions he must answer this spring.

Tennessee opens spring drills on Tuesday with several positions up for grabs, but Monday was a chance to get to know the coach better.

Knoxville’s WATE-6 asked Pruitt about his familiarity with the Vols’ program, and Pruitt replied, ‘There’s plenty of Tennessee fans from where I’m from.”

Knoxville’s WBIR-TV asked Pruitt for his personal non-football favorites during its allotted time with the head coach in the Neyland Thompson Sports Complex:

Favorite movie: Tombstone

Favorite music: Country

Favorite band: Alabama

Favorite vacation spot: Gatlinburg.

Favorite food: Cornbread

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