According to Volquest.com, Tennessee Volunteers and running backs coach Robert Gillespie have parted ways. Gillespie was on Butch Jones’ staff during his time at Tennessee and was retained by Jeremy Pruitt after he was hired in December.
BREAKING: Tennessee and running backs coach Robert Gillespie have parted ways. Jeremy Pruitt will begin a search for a new running backs coach immediately. pic.twitter.com/qhRGMycMwL— Volquest Staff (@Volquest_Rivals) February 13, 2018
This comes just days after national signing day, which featured a recruiting celebration that Gillespie was a part of. So the timing of this is pretty fascinating. Volquest reported that the reasons for the split were unclear at this time.
Gillespie was officially announced as a part of the Tennessee staff last week in a release.