If you want another idea of why Jeremy Pruitt failed as head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers, look no further than the assessment from a prominent high school football coach in the state.

David Ubben and Joe Rexrode of The Athletic spoke anonymously to eight high school football coaches in the state of Tennessee to evaluate how the Volunteers’ recruiting is going under new coach Josh Heupel. Building relationships with top high school coaches is crucial for college coaches, as it can give them a leg up in recruiting and play a big role in keeping top recruits from leaving the state.

One of the anonymous coaches, described as a head coach in the Nashville area, essentially unloaded on Pruitt, who was fired in January.