(WVLT) -- Coach Jeremy Pruitt met with the media Wednesday night one final time before Saturday's showdown at South Carolina.
The coach was asked about Jeremy Banks conversion from running back to linebacker. He said, "I think he's (Banks) a runner and a hitter and he's physical, he likes ball. He's practiced for three days on defense, so he probably doesn't have a whole lot of knowledge on what we're trying to get done, but I think he's a guy that can play there and he's gotten a lot of work there the last few days."
This is the 37th time these two teams have met as the Vols look to snap a two-game losing streak to the Gamecocks. Tennessee's last win at South Carolina came in 2014 when the Vols won a 45-42 thriller in overtime. Then-sophomore quarterback Josh Dobbs threw for 301 yards and ran for 166, while the team rushed for 344 yards as a whole. The Vols trailed 42-28 with under five minutes left, but battled back for the win.
The Gamecocks are 3-3 this season and are coming off a bye week. South Carolina dropped its last game to Texas A&M, 26-23, on Oct. 13.
"They're very balanced, they're multiple in their formations and they can beat you a bunch of different ways," Pruitt said.
Saturday's game will be played under the lights at Williams-Brice Stadium at night for the fifth time in series history. Tennessee is 2-2 in those games.
This weekend's game will be broadcast live on the SEC Network with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. Tom Hart and Jordan Rodgers will be on the call with Cole Cubelic on the sideline.