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ESPN Analyst Tells Tennessee Fans To Be Patient

An upper deck view of the field at Neyland Stadium.

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 12: A general view during a game between the UCLA Bruins and the Tennessee Volunteers on September 12, 2009 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Bruins beat the Volunteers 19-15. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

The ESPN college football writer is telling Vols fans to be patient.

ESPN college football writer Adam Rittenberg has published a recap of this year's crazy coaching carousel.

His recap answers a number of questions about what happened.

In the recap, he writes a message to Tennessee fans, telling the Vols' fan base to be patient.

From ESPN:

The search was a very bad look for Tennessee, even if it ended with a solid pick in Pruitt. Greg Schiano didn't seem like a great choice for the Vols, but the negative reaction that ultimately killed the deal made the whole thing very ugly. Pruitt has all the ingredients to be a successful SEC coach -- relentless recruiter, success at multiple brand-name programs, strong Southern roots, the ability to attract talented assistants -- but he will need time to settle into the lead role. Tennessee fans are understandably anxious, especially with Georgia's rise in the SEC East, but they also should recognize and embrace Pruitt's learning curve. Several candidates turned down this job because of the toxicity around the program. Pruitt won't succeed until the air clears in Knoxville.

He's right. Tennessee fans, as feverous as they are, need to give Pruitt a lot of time.

You can view his full recap here.