Sport Alabama DC Jeremy Pruitt named head coach at Tennessee

22:46  07 december  2017
22:46  07 december  2017 Source:   sportingnews.com

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(Photo via Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports). Did the Vols finally find someone to accept their offer? According to Bruce Feldman, Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt is expected to become the head football coach at Tennessee .

Jeremy Pruitt has been named the 26th head coach of the Tennessee football program. Fulmer then moved on to hiring Pruitt . The Alabama DC still has some things to iron out in his contract.

Tennessee has hired Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as its head coach, the school announced Thursday.

Pruitt has served as defensive coordinator at Alabama since 2016. He also served as defensive coordinator at Georgia from 2014-15.

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Vols tap Alabama 's Pruitt as next head coach (1:40). The Golic & Wingo crew react to Tennessee 's plans to hire Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as its new head coach . (1:40).

SOURCES: # Alabama DC Jeremy Pruitt is expected to become the next head coach at # Tennessee . Pruitt was named the 2012 recruiter of the year by 247 Sports. Total defense rank as a coordinator

Since taking over as the leading man for the Crimson Tide defense, Alabama has ranked first (2017) and second (2016) in total defense.

Tennessee had thrown around multiple names for their head coaching job, including ESPN color analyst Jon Gruden and Washington State head coach Mike Leach. But after athletics director John Currie reportedly had a deal in place with Leach, the school fired Currie and handed the coaching search over to new interim AD and former Vols head coach Phillip Fulmer.

Fulmer then moved on to hiring Pruitt. The Alabama DC still has some things to iron out in his contract. He will also continue to coach the Crimson Tide defense in the College Football Playoff.

Jeremy Pruitt reportedly gets six-year deal from Tennessee

  Jeremy Pruitt reportedly gets six-year deal from Tennessee Tennessee appears to finally have a new head coach, and it’s one Vols fans won’t protest. Multiple reports on Wednesday night said that Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt has accepted the Tennessee head coaching job. Football Scoop reported that Pruitt is getting a six-year deal.

Jump to navigation Jump to search. Jeremy Pruitt (born May 28, 1974) is the current head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers football team. Pruitt was formerly the defensive backs coach for the Crimson Tide from 2010 to 2012, winning two national championships.

After big names like Jon Gruden and Mike Leach were discussed as Tennessee 's head coach , the Vols have named the less-known Pruitt as HC.

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