Do not believe his contract was renewed. Also hard believe director of player personnel to leave willingly to work with muschamp who has one foot out the door. Sounds like they were pushed out politely
Muschump is barely hanging on, and he will try and leverage as much money from the university as possible to try and hang on. Given their subpar facilities and the state of the program, it is perplexing why he makes this move.
Whether or not this is Pruitt's decision, I think many on the board would agree. I'm very pleased with this year's class and I think similar classes in the future would be good enough for us to average 9 regular season wins... but to get to the top we're going to have to up our recruiting game a little.
USC jr knows that they have to beat TN consistently in order to keep their program trending up. So for Rocker to go there is baffling, since he would need to beat our program, which is catching steam, in order to maintain a job.
The only thing that makes sense is that Pruitt told him to look for a job elsewhere and out of respect didnt fire him.
I don't know why everyone is focused on this. If he can't connect with kids that is definitely a problem. If he just doesn't like being on the road and others are willing to be for him, what difference does it make? I can sell that approach by saying I am going to be on campus working with you while you are in college. It is all spin and various division of responsibilities. I think there is more to the story. It could be others did not like covering for him on the recruiting trail. Could be personality conflict. Could be energy level? I don't know. Just strange to peg it on recruiting. Doesn't Cutliff dislike recruiting? He did well staying on campus and being a developer of talent.