Jeremy Pruitt Jokingly Reveals Tennessee’s Plan Against Alabama

first_img #Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt on his game plan for this week: There’s a high school team in Arkansas that does an onside kick for every kickoff and never punts. If we could do that and never give Alabama the football this week, that would be a great game plan.— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) October 14, 2019Jeremy Pruitt at the podium, recapping the win over Mississippi State and looking ahead to Saturday’s trip to Tuscaloosa https://t.co/ykbWaWSDVX— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) October 14, 2019Give Pruitt credit for being brutally honest here. Even if his team actually did use this game plan, they’d be hard-pressed to pull of this upset.Tennessee and Alabama will kick off at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday from Bryant-Denny Stadium.ESPN will broadcast the action in primetime. Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt talking to his players.NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 24: Head coach Jeremy Pruitt of the Tennessee Volunteers coaches during the first half of a game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)Jeremy Pruitt’s Tennessee team is coming off a much-needed win over Mississippi State. For their victory, they’ll experience the reward of playing the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide this weekend.This longstanding series has not been much of rivalry of late. Tennessee last beat Alabama in 2006. Of the Crimson Tide’s 12 consecutive victories, 10 have come by double-digits.To make things even tougher for the Vols, Saturday’s game is in Tuscaloosa. Pruitt knows his team is behind the proverbial 8-ball this weekend.During his weekly press conference, Pruitt joked that his strategy for the game will mirror the one utilized by Little Rock (Ark.) Pulaski Academy, a high school team that does not punt and kicks onside every time.last_img read more

‘Vinicius should be targeting Ballon d’Or’

first_imgCasemiro has told Real Madrid team-mate Vinicius Junior to start thinking about the Ballon d’Or and other major prizes after making his Brazil debut.Vinicius made his first appearance for the Selecao in Tuesday’s underwhelming 1-0 defeat to Peru, Brazil’s first loss since last year’s World Cup.The 19-year-old has started 10 La Liga matches across the past two seasons, too, and Casemiro believes he needs to be aiming high. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream “Vinicius has a very good head and, in the past year, he has surprised many people with the football he played,” the midfielder told reporters.”It is not normal for a 19-year-old boy to do what he did with the Real Madrid shirt. I told him the other day that this year is a year that he has to start thinking big.¡Enhorabuena @viniciusjr por tu debut con la selección de Brasil! #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/Kn0ZoXb2EK— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) September 11, 2019″I repeat: what he did last year was not normal. He surprised everyone and showed that he is ready to be a starter at Real Madrid.”When you are a starting Real Madrid player, you have to think big. Think of the Ballon d’Or, FIFA’s World XI. He is a great player and he has already proven it.”Of course, he is very young, you cannot put too much pressure and weight on his back. But I think he has to start thinking big.”It is very important for us that he is here with the national team, but we have to be calm; two years ago he was playing in the Flamengo youth team.”Vinicius scored twice in 18 La Liga appearances for Madrid last term, while also adding a further two goals and six assists in cup competitions.The teenage forward has featured prominently at the start of the 2019-20 season, helping the Blancos earn two draws and a win from their first three fixtures.After returning from international duty, he will be back in contention to start for Zinedine Zidane’s side against Levante on Saturday, before a Champions League clash with Paris Saint Germain four days later.last_img read more