Coach Pruitt talked about building off Tennessee’s recent success in Monday’s press conference.
Tennessee’s linebacking corps looks to be set for years to come with the commitments of highly ranked linebackers Bryson Eason, Martavius French and Tamarion McDonald.
After a close first half, Tennessee took over in the second and scored 24 points while keeping the Gamecocks out of scoring territory.
Tennessee looks to have a shot against a tough South Carolina team in Neyland, but the quarterback position remains a question.
Alabama secured the win at Tuscaloosa against Tennessee 35-13.
The Volunteers played well, but could not keep up with Alabama in the end.