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Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt is in the spotlight after one of his players had a verbal altercation with police.

Georgia football podcast: Jeremy Pruitt stumbles into PR disaster days before UGA showdown

Brandon Adams

Georgia football is the No. 1 topic every day on DawgNation Daily — the daily podcast for Georgia Bulldogs fans. Catch up on everything happening with UGA athletics with host Brandon Adams and the DawgNation experts as they break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news and discuss coach Kirby Smart’s quest to return the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC. On episode No. 1,042 (Oct.2, 2019) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about how a Tennessee player’s arrest led to a PR disaster for Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt just days before his team takes on UGA.

Georgia football podcast: Jeremy Pruitt stumbles into PR disaster days before UGA showdown

Beginning of the show: Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt finds himself dealing with a messy situation after one of his players, linebacker Jeremy Banks, had an arrest warrant served on him after a traffic stop. Pruitt can be heard asking for leniency for his player. TMZ also obtained video of Banks — after being put in a patrol car — threatening an officer by saying that cops are shot at in his hometown.

10-minute mark: I share audio of UGA coach Kirby Smart discussing the areas in which he wants to see his team improve against Tennessee this Saturday, and the games that will follow.

15-minute mark: DawgNation’s Mike Griffith joins the show. Some of the topics covered include…

  • Pruitt’s handling of Banks’ arrest
  • Whether UGA-Tennessee is still a rivalry
  • And what to expect vs. the Vols Saturday

30-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including an early preview of Auburn-Florida, a rumor connecting Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead to the Rutgers job, an and odd apology from North Carolina to Clemson.

35-minute mark: I discuss what Tennessee offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy said about former UGA offensive coordinator Jim Chaney’s impact is on the Vols’ preparations, and I share the murky circumstances keeping former UGA linebacker Roquan Smith off the field for the Bears.

End of show: I share the Gator Hater Updater.