Despite attendance over 65,000 at Neyland Stadium Pruitt wasn’t satisfied with the fan base’s effort. That number is one of the best of any college football program this year. The many big programs with new head coaches all saw very strong attendance over the last few weeks.
Here is Pruitt via SEC Country:
“It’s kind of like our football team, for the fans,” Pruitt said. “The ones that were here, I’m proud they were here. They’re fired up. They’re ready to get going. OK? And then there were some people that weren’t who that had legitimate reasons. They couldn’t be here. And there were some people that weren’t here, that … why weren’t they here? It’s kind of like our football team. I think we all need to look in the mirror and see who we want to be.”
“I saw a couple of guys out there [Saturday] just flat out quit,” Pruitt said. “Call it what you want to. I’m going to say they quit. That’s what I saw.”