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2018 Schedule
4-8, 7th in SEC - East
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Tennessee officially announces Pruitt's staff

The 10 assistants and the strength coach on new Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt's staff will make a combined annual total of nearly $6.5 million.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 defensive back Isaac Taylor-Stuart has committed to USC over Tennesssee and Alabama.

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Pruitt talks additions to Vols' roster (3:24)

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 wide receiver Jacob Copeland has committed to Florida. Copeland is the No. 40 ranked prospect overall.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

First-year Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt has had to get creative on the recruiting trail with so little time to put together this class. One of the Vols' signees Wednesday was safety Trevon Flowers, a former baseball player who had previously signed with Kentucky. Flowers hadn't played football since middle school prior to his senior season at Tucker (Ga.) High School. "I think he will be the steal of this class," Pruitt said.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State started signing day early by flipping Georgia running back Anthony Grant from Tennessee. Grant, a three-star running back, had been committed to Tennessee since June, but recently visited the Noles in January and flipped his commitment on signing day.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Jeremy Pruitt getting an early start on his first (February) national signing day as Tennessee's head coach.

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Biggest recruiting storylines in SEC (1:50)
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20dTom VanHaaren

New coaches face annual recruiting challenges

The uncertainty that surrounds a coaching change often leads to trouble on the recruiting trail, but a few new coaches have risen to the challenge.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

SOURCE: Cincinnati is expected to hire Steve Stripling as defensive line coach. Stripling spent the past five seasons as Tennessee's defensive line coach and assistant head coach. He begins his second stint at Cincinnati, where he coached defensive line from 2010 to 2012. Stripling also has coached defensive linemen at Michigan, Michigan State, Louisville and Indiana, among other stops.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Former Tennessee star running back Montario Hardesty has returned to his alma mater and will serve as an offensive analyst on Jeremy Pruitt's staff. Hardesty was previously on Lane Kiffin's staff at Florida Atlantic. Hardesty rushed for 2,391 yards during his career at Tennessee, including 1,345 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior in 2009 when Kiffin was the Vols' head coach.

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34dAdam Rittenberg

Winners and losers from NFL draft early entries

With potential first-round defensive linemen Christian Wilkins and Clelin Ferrell returning to school, Clemson is the clear winner of the early entry period. How did other contenders fare?

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34dChris Low

Vols backup QB Dormady plans to transfer

Quinten Dormady, who was Tennessee's backup quarterback for the latter part of 2017, announced on Twitter that he plans to transfer for his final season.

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Pruitt talks transition from Bama to Tennessee (3:22)
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Pruitt ready to solely focus on coaching Vols

Now that he no longer has to divide his time between two jobs, Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt can concentrate solely on transforming the Volunteers into Southeastern Conference championship contenders once again.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 linebacker J.J. Peterson has committed to Tennessee. Peterson is the No. 70 ranked prospect overall and gives the Vols four ESPN 300 commitments.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeremy Pruitt enjoying a few minutes of relaxation before beginning final prep for what could be his last game as Alabama's defensive coordinator.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN 300 linebacker Quay Walker is committed to Alabama, but did not sign during the early signing period. Walker says he is visiting Florida, Tennessee, Georgia and Auburn before making his final decision.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Tennessee signee Alontae Taylor said at one point after he first decommitted from Tennessee, he called Georgia to commit, but none of the coaches answered so it gave him more time to reconsider if he should pick the Dawgs. He ultimately ended up signing with the Vols.

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