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Jeremy Pruitt's Bizarre Titanic Reference Weirdly Sounds a Lot Like Butch Jones

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)
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The Butch Jones era in Tennessee was thought to have been the lowest point in years a proud and storied program, but Jeremy Pruitt has taken the Volunteers to new depths.

Tennessee is currently 0-2 in the young 2019 season, with losses at home to a Georgia State team that went 2-10 in 2018 and a BYU group that had just gotten smacked by Utah in a rivalry game. Pruitt tried to the rally the troops and keep spirits high-- but his attempt fell flat. In fact, he sounded kind of a lot like Jones.

This isn't at the "champions of life" level, but it is certainly a runner-up, and a nonsensical metaphor that Jones would be proud of.

After two bad home losses, several players, including wide receiver Jordan Murphy, have already jumped ship. Given the massive cost of a buyout and the fact that this program and defense are going nowhere fast, expect more of the same in the near future from Pruitt and Co.

Pruitt couldn't have picked a better metaphor to describe the state of Tennessee football. The program is the Titanic, a glorious-looking ship that is going to sink to the bottom of the college football ocean, and Pruitt is one of the violin players fiddling away melancholily as the whole thing goes down.