Joined at the hip

Marvin WestFeature, westwords

Tennessee quarterback competition owns the spotlight. Thousands, maybe a million, anxiously await the outcome.
Off stage, the irony of ironies is unfolding. Phillip Fulmer and Jeremy Pruitt are joined at the …

It can only go up from here

Marvin WestFeature, westwords

Things learned, concluded or reminded of since last we met …
It can only go up from here.
There are two views of football pressure, feel it or apply it.
Most teams have …

Difference of opinion

Marvin WestFeature, westwords

What we have here is a difference of opinion.
Recruiting evaluators, analysts and sportswriters, after countless hours of personal observation, film study and input from friends and neighbors, have determined that the state …

Pruitt spanks absent fans

Marvin WestFeature, westwords

We can help you, Coach, if you’ll just let us know when the fuse is short.
If we had guessed how strongly you felt, we could have saved you from yourself …

UT recruiting: We’ll find out later

Marvin Westwestwords

We’ll find out later, in a couple of years, what Jeremy Pruitt found at the end of his first recruiting rainbow. Unless a miracle happens, it won’t be a pot …

Alabama man: A matter of perspective

Marvin Westwestwords

It appears Alabama fans have had time to process developments. It does take a while.
Supposedly, there are some who believe Phillip Fulmer realized he was on mission impossible, gave up …

Experience on the fly

Marvin Westwestwords

After much wringing of hands and gritting of teeth about the great gap in Jeremy Pruitt’s football resume, the lack of head-coaching experience, consider this:
Phillip Fulmer knew exactly what he …

Jeremy Pruitt is on his way

Marvin Westwestwords

Behind the scenes…
Contrary to press conference implications, Jeremy Pruitt is not taking a slow, deliberate approach to assembling a coaching staff.
The smart guy had it all along.
In fact, foresight was …