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Tennessee Fires Defensive Line Coach Jimmy Brumbaugh After Kentucky Loss

Jeremy Pruitt celebrated Tennessee’s 27-point loss to Kentucky by firing an assistant coach.

Defensive line coach and co-defensive coordinator Jimmy Brumbaugh was fired Sunday afternoon. Tennessee’s Rivals’ site Volquest was the first to report what has since been confirmed by multiple outlets. Kentucky’s offense gained 294 yards (4.8 yards per play) and scored 20 points against the UT defense in Saturday’s 34-7 UK victory at Neyland Stadium.

Even for angriest Vol fans, this move will come as a surprise. Brumbaugh only coached four games in Knoxville before Pruitt pulled the trigger. Brumbaugh came to Tennessee from Mel Tucker’s staff at Colorado to replace defensive line coach Tracy Rocker.

To pour more salt on Brumbaugh’s wound — he’s getting canned because his old coach ran it down his defense’s throat. Jimmy Brumbaugh was on Mark Stoops’ first coaching staff. He successfully recruited Za’Darius Smith to Kentucky and coached the defensive line from 2013-16.

 

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

23 Comments for Tennessee Fires Defensive Line Coach Jimmy Brumbaugh After Kentucky Loss



  1. zoupman
    8:22 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

    Looks like Pruitt trying to cover his own tail. They only gave up 20 points



  2. Headhurts
    8:30 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

    Fall guy



    • IrishCat
      1:17 pm October 19, 2020 Permalink

      Yep



  3. dhard
    8:40 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

    The dumpster fire known as UT football just had a fall guy for the Vol fans to see that Pruitt is doing something. The Vols still believe that somehow, someway, sometime, they are going to be relevant. Hey vols, aint happening.



  4. Theymademesignup
    8:53 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

    We are damn good at getting people fired.



  5. Tej
    8:57 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

    The quarterback coach needs to be nervous too.



  6. cats646
    9:05 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

    Lol



  7. RackEmWillie
    9:16 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

    Wait, what? Why? So he fired a guy on a defense that only gave up 20 points? He didn’t fire anyone on the offense that had 4 turnovers and only managed 1 touchdown?

    I feel like there has to be more to that story, because that offense on Saturday shouldn’t get anyone fired.



    • Bluehender
      9:58 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

      Probably should have been the offensive coordinator..



    • ready4nineNOW
      1:23 pm October 19, 2020 Permalink

      I think you are right. More to the story.



  8. Jeffiers302
    9:37 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

    This is like a heart surgeon letting somebody bleed to death then firing the anesthesiologist.



    • Bluehender
      9:59 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

      Lol..bingo.



    • JTT15
      10:21 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

      Wanna hear a good joke? Tennessee football!!!!



  9. Bluehender
    9:57 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

    Someone had to be sacrificed. Those people down there are nuts. Listening to Basillio’s show after the game was so hilarious. One guy threw a beer bottle through his window. They have an imaginary pedestal that they perceive Tennessee football to be on.



  10. east-ky-boy
    9:59 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

    Our offense wasn’t all that great! Didn’t suck but wasn’t what won. Our defense was the game changer. I’d fire the quarterbacks coach



  11. ClutchCargo
    10:07 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

    I’m not sure how you fire anybody 4 games into 2020, except to appease the angry mob of fans, but okay.



    • Bluehender
      10:10 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

      That the only reason Clutch..



  12. Ryan Lemonds Toupee
    10:38 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

    Coaches QB Chris Weinke & Passing game coordinator Tee Martin should’ve been whacked first



  13. deputy24-7
    10:52 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

    QUE THE VOL FANS THAT THEY LOST BECAUSE OF A FORMER UK COORDINATOR AND BLAME HIM THAT I WAS AN INSIDE JOB IN 3…2…1!! THEY’LL SAY HE TELEGRAPHED HIS PALYS SO STOOPS KNEW WHAT PLAYS TO RUN AND NOT THAT THEIR OFFENSE WAS AWFUL AND THREW 3 INTERCEPTIONS AND FUMBLED THE BALL



  14. deputy24-7
    10:53 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

    SORRY PLAYS



  15. truebluefootballfan
    11:17 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

    Jeremy Pruitt is the type of person that would stand there with peanut butter all over his face, fingers, and shirt and tell you he wasn’t the one with his hand in the jar bc heck he doesn’t even like peanut butter the proceed to blame it on one of his own players, who is allergic to nuts. Gus is right there with him…..



  16. UKInsider
    11:57 am October 19, 2020 Permalink

    In other news…Fulmer just demoted Pruitt to DC and named himself the HC.