Tennessee fell to 2-5 tonight with a 30-17 loss to the Auburn Tigers. It was their fifth straight loss, as the wheels have completely fallen off of the Jeremy Pruitt era.
It was a fall that nobody saw coming after a 2-0 start. This was the year where Tennessee was going to finally see what they had against Georgia, Florida and Alabama, perhaps emerging as a darkhorse in the SEC East race.
It hasn’t happened. In fact, things have regressed in a big way — but who saw this coming?
Tennessee set a program record on Saturday night, losing for the fifth straight time by double digits.
That’s a first in program history.
If this score holds, it will be 5 straight losses for Tennessee football by double digits.
That’s never happened in the history of their program dating back to 1891.
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) November 22, 2020
We knew the idea of an all SEC schedule would be tough, but there’s no excuse for Tennessee to be this bad in year three.
Jeremy Pruitt is now coaching for his life in these next three games, with a suddenly massive game for him coming against Vanderbilt next week. And let’s be honest, if you need a win over Vanderbilt to keep your job, you may have already lost your job.
Things are about to get very interesting over the next few weeks.