The rock on UT's campus has been given a new paint job.

It's now gray and says "WELCOME TO ROCKY TOP COACH PRUITT."


On Thursday morning, WBIR confirmed Jeremy Pruitt was set to take over as the new head football coach at Tennessee. At the time, the rock had not been changed. After an unprecedented coaching search finally came to an end at Tennessee, Vol fans returned to give the rock a new paint job.

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Pruitt, who has been Alabama's Defensive Coordinator, will be formally named the 26th head coach for the Tennessee Vol football program at 6:05 p.m. Thursday.

A deal was reached between the coach and the University after much discussion on Wednesday night, which was confirmed with WBIR's sources.

MORE | The search is over: Jeremy Pruitt is UT's next head football coach

Students have been painting the 97.5-ton slab of Knox dolomite stone for more than 50 years. In just the past few months, the rock has been painted several times.

READ | The many faces of the rock during Tennessee's 2017 football season