COLUMBIA, SC – OCTOBER 27: Head coach Jeremy Pruitt of the Tennessee Volunteers reacts after a play against the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Jeremy Pruitt and the Tennessee Volunteers could have gotten off to a better start to the 2019 college football season. And that’s an understatement.Tennessee is on the verge of a disastrous upset loss to Georgia State, as the Volunteers are trailing, 35-23, late in the fourth quarter.Expectations were decently high for Pruitt as he entered his second season with the program. The Vols were coming off a 5-7 season in Year 1, though a bowl game appearance was expected this year.It’s early, of course, but things are not looking good for Pruitt.Tennessee fans are not happy.“Building a football program in the SEC is hard but this is bad on a different level. At this point, Jeremy Pruitt does not deserve to coach this team,” one fan tweeted.“Massive red flag for Jeremy Pruitt today. I learned a long time ago not to ignore red flags. This is a big one,” another added.Pruitt, a former assistant under Nick Saban, deserves time to get things going in Knoxville. However, the panic button might be getting hit by some.Jeremy Pruitt 🤦🏻♂️. I have no words.— Jared Stillman (@JaredStillman) August 31, 2019Pruitt wasn’t happy with his team’s performance in the first half and things have only gotten worse since.“Well, we got a lot of youth on the defensive side of the ball,” Pruitt said on ESPNU. “Offensively, we’ve turned the ball over, put the ball on the ground a couple of times, gave them a short field right there and they stuck it in. One drive, we get a penalty and we don’t execute on third down but you’ve got to give their guys credit, they are doing a nice job.”Tennessee faces another tough opponent in Week 2. The Vols are set to host BYU at 7 p.m. E.T. next Saturday.
Dr Wolfgang Baum is inducted into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame in the exploration category for 2015. Baum has been a pioneer in process mineralogy, in fact he is a world recognised as a process mineralogist with over 40 years of industrial experience in the mining industry. He is currently director of the Ore Characterization and Process Mineralogy Laboratory at the FLSmidth Minerals Research Test Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.Baum pioneered the first commercial installation of QEMSCAN technology in the USA, operating five QEMSCAN systems in Arizona, and two at a mine site in Peru. He was the leader of a design and engineering team for the installation of the two of the most advanced robotics preparation and analytical laboratories in the USA. He is an innovator in the integration of mineralogical analyses into geo-metallurgical programs for several base metal mining operations in the USA and overseas.He has authored over 70 technical papers, hold two patents, and received the James Douglas Gold Medal award from SME in 2009.Baum left FLSmidth at the end of June and has formed a consulting firm called Ore & Plant Mineralogy LLC.Don’t forget to put your nominations in (to [email protected]) for the 2016 inductions. There are 12 categories:1.Exploration2.Underground development3.Underground Production4.Surface mining5.Comminution6.Concentration7.Mining software8.Safety9.Bulk handling10.Metallurgy11.Environmental management and stewardship12.Outstanding innovator.