Tennessee’s spring football reached practice Number 10 on Tuesday and Jeremy Pruitt wasn’t impressed.

“Today was not near what I was hoping,” Pruitt said after practice. “Defense was much better today. Offense started slow and got to respond better. Probably one of the first days all spring that I didn’t see us improve offensively, and we’ve got to fix that.”

Something tells me Jeremy Banks is not to blame.

The running back turned linebacker is back at running back this spring and brings all sorts of swagger with him. His move back to offense has been welcomed by the other running backs because now, they don’t have to deal with him on the other side of the ball.

“He’s one of the most physical players on our team, so that’s a good thing,” Pruitt said. “If you’re going to be a good football player, you better have toughness. And Jeremy has toughness. He has to continue to work on ball security, continue to work on protections in the throw game. But he’s working hard to do that. He’s been very conscientious of trying to improve as a player. So I have seen lots of improvement from him.”

Tennessee will have three more practices before wrapping up with the Orange and White Game on April 13 at Neyland Stadium.