Latest Jeremy Pruitt News

Vols confident QB Maurer will play against No. 1 Alabama

Oct. 14, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt believes quarterback Brian Maurer will be available Saturday at No. 1 Alabama after a concussion prevented the freshman from finishing a 20-10 victory over Mississippi State last week. "Brian took some reps last night at practice," Pruitt said Monday....

Defense delivers as Tennessee tops Mississippi State 20-10

Oct. 12, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's defense finally delivered the kind of performance that Jeremy Pruitt's teams produced consistently during his career as an assistant coach. The Volunteers intercepted three passes, shut down Southeastern Conference rushing leader Kylin Hill and withstood an injury to...

Mississippi State, Tennessee both seeking to find momentum

Oct. 11, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mississippi State's visit to Tennessee this week could feature a matchup of true freshman quarterbacks. Tennessee quarterback Brian Maurer will make his second career start Saturday after delivering mixed results last week in a 43-14 loss to No. 3 Georgia. Mississippi State coach...

Maurer will start at QB for Tennessee against Miss. State

Oct. 9, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says freshman quarterback Brian Maurer will remain the starter Saturday when the Volunteers host Mississippi State. Pruitt had said Monday that Maurer "would really have to have a bad week of practice not to" start the Mississippi State game. Pruitt...

Quarterbacks at Florida, LSU off to impressive starts

Oct. 9, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

Florida and LSU appear poised to mount serious challenges in their respective Southeastern Conference divisions and two of the nation's best offenses reside in the SEC West. The stage is set for upcoming showdowns, a heated chase to the championship game and perhaps even a shootout or two in the SEC. No. 1...

Tennessee QB Maurer's task: Keep finding Jennings, Callaway

Oct. 8, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's chances of succeeding with a freshman quarterback likely will depend on how well he works with his senior receivers. The early returns in that regard seem encouraging, as Tennessee freshman quarterback Brian Maurer has built an immediate rapport with Jauan Jennings and...

Mississippi State staying coy about QB plans for Tennessee

Oct. 7, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead says he has a pretty good idea which of his quarterbacks will start the Bulldogs' game at Tennessee. He's just not publicly saying who it will be. Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt isn't being quite as coy about his team's quarterback plans....

Fromm helps No. 3 Georgia trounce Tennessee 43-14

Oct. 6, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia came from behind for a second straight game and continued its recent domination of division rivals. Jake Fromm threw two touchdown passes, Georgia's defense delivered a dominant second-half performance and the No. 3 Bulldogs recovered from a slow start to beat Tennessee...

Vols QB Maurer gets 1st career start against No. 3 Georgia

Oct. 5, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is changing quarterbacks, having freshman Brian Maurer make his first career start Saturday against No. 3 Georgia. Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt told SEC Network's "SEC Nation" show that Maurer would start the game. Pruitt added that Jarrett Guarantano, who has started...

Vols linebacker off team after arrest, comments about police

Oct. 4, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jeremy Banks has been dismissed from the Tennessee football team after video showed him cursing and saying "where I'm from, we shoot at cops" during his arrest last month following a traffic stop. The linebacker has apologized . Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt announced his decision...