Could Saints running back, Alvin Kamara be the new Tennessee Volunteers head coach?
The Tennessee Volunteers recently fired head coach, Jeremy Pruitt, and assistant coaches Brian Niedermeyer and Shelton Felton. They also fired four members of the on-campus football recruiting staff. Additionally, they fired the director and assistant director of football player personnel, and a football analyst/quality control coach. To say that the Vols coaching staff is a mess right now, would be an understatement.
To lighten the mood, former Tennessee athlete and current New Orleans Saint, Kamara, posted a hilarious photo on Twitter. Kamara shared a photo of his head photoshopped wearing a Tennessee coaching jacket and headset. Along with the photo, Kamara writes, “It all makes sense now…”
Could Alvin Kamara Be Moving Into The Coaching Ranks?
As one of the best running backs in the NFL right now, we’re guessing Kamara has a few more years as a player before he starts vying for a coaching position. However, a former Tennessee player turned NFL star will help in the coaching search. Former quarterback, Peyton Manning, is reported to play a “big role” in the plans to fill the Tennessee staff.
The University fired Pruitt and seven other members of the recruiting staff after launching an in-house investigation in November. Reports say the investigation looked into alleged recruiting improprieties that involved extra benefits provided to football recruits on unofficial visits.
Because Pruitt was fired for-cause, the university does not owe him the remaining $12 million dollars on his contract. Pruitt hired Michael Lyons and the Dallas-based trial firm Lyons & Simmons to represent him. Pruit and his attornies plan to fight Tennessee’s decision to fire him for cause.
During an interview with ESPN, Lyons shared his thoughts on the decision to fire Pruitt. Lyons said it’s a “culmination of an orchestrated effort to renege on contractual promises made to Coach Pruitt upon his hiring in 2017 and reiterated less than five months ago.”
Regardless of current circumstances, we’re cheering for Alvin Kamara as head coach sometime in the future. For now, a photoshopped picture will have to suffice.