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Paul Finebaum Reacts To Jeremy Pruitt's Facemask Grab

Tennessee football's head coach Jeremy Pruitt on the sideline for Tennessee.

COLUMBIA, SC - OCTOBER 27: Head coach Jeremy Pruitt of the Tennessee Volunteers reacts after a play against the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt made serious waves this past weekend - for all of the wrong reasons. He grabbed the facemask of quarterback Jarrett Guarantano after a fumble in a blowout loss to Alabama.

Now, ESPN SEC analyst Paul Finebaum has weighed in on the matter.

In his weekly radio spot with 94.5 WJOX, Finebaum was asked to give his thoughts on Pruitt's faskmask grab.

Finebaum promptly called the act "embarrassing" and called on Pruitt to "act in an appropriate way" moving forward.

Via Saturday Down South:

“It’s embarrassing,” Finebaum said. “I think Jeremy forgets sometimes he’s the head coach of the University of Tennessee, he’s on national television. He needs to act in an appropriate way.”

Though the SEC analyst stopped short of calling for Pruitt's firing, he noted that the incident was yet another potentially damning mark against him.

“I’m not saying it’s a fireable offense, because it’s not, it’s just one more thing that you look at in his overall resume, and you wonder how much upside does this guy have.”

Ultimately, Finebaum is still rooting for the embattled Vols head coach. But that hasn't - and won't - stop him from calling Pruitt out for his flaws.

Tennessee is now 2-5 on the season with their last three losses coming against top-ten teams.

Their next game will be at Neyland Stadium against Georgia-slaying South Carolina this weekend.