Phillip Fulmer was hired as Tennessee's athletics director on December 1, 2017, and quickly hired Jeremy Pruitt six days later to guide the UT football program back to a level in competing for championships.
Pruitt, an established collegiate assistant coach with high school coaching roots, winning five national championships since 2009 at Alabama and Florida State, has a long line of coaches and players that he has played for, played with, coached with and coached over the years.
Fulmer Hires Pruitt focuses on Pruitt's time from his Middle Tennessee State playing days, to transferring to Alabama, then being a graduate assistant at Alabama, coaching with his Dad and coaching his brother in high school, to coaching at West Alabama, Hoover, Alabama, Florida State, Georgia and eventually being hired at Tennessee.
Over 50 players, coaches and respected media members that have been around Jeremy Pruitt from his Middle Tennessee State playing days up until being hired as the Vols' head coach, along with players and coaches that have been with his hired UT assistant coaches and support staff, sound off on Pruitt's road to Rocky Top.
A handful of VFL's and former UT assistant coach David Cutcliffe also express their gratitude and the meaning of Fulmer being Tennessee's athletics director.
Coaches Boots Donnelly, Curley Hallman, June Jones, Rush Propst, Dale and Luke Pruitt and many others all give detailed stories in the book focusing on Pruitt's first 100 days at Tennessee.