Jauan Jennings is set to return to the Vols football program.
According to new head coach Jeremy Pruitt, Jennings has been reinstated to the Tennessee program after being dismissed last season by interim head coach Brady Hoke following a profanity-ridden tirade against the coaching staff at the time.
“Right now, he’s doing everything we’re asking him to do,” Pruitt said according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. “He’s being a good teammate.”
In 2016, his last full season, Jennings caught 40 passes for 580 yards and seven touchdowns.
During the 2017 season, Jennings was limited early due to a dislocated wrist and then ultimately saw his year come to an end after making the ill-advised decision to go on Instagram Live to bash his coaches. If Jennings has learned from his mistakes and is set to come back as a more mature student-athlete, it’s a great addition to the Vols offense as they look for a fresh start in 2018.