Vols go with the unknown by hiring Jeremy Pruitt

Jeremy Pruitt Alabama

Jeremy Pruitt Alabama

Jeremy Pruitt hasn't even gone through his official introductory press conference as Tennessee's new head coach yet and he's already been working on putting together his staff with the Vols.

GoVols247 reported that Athletics Director Phillip Fulmer met with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt on Wednesday, and that Pruitt is expected to be named the next head UT football coach.

Pruitt left Alabama after the 2012 season to be Florida State's defensive coordinator in 2013 and helped the Seminoles win a national championship.

The 43-year-old Pruitt has never been a head coach at any level, but he brings with him both a reputation as an ace recruiter and a championship pedigree.

Pruitt's hiring would put an end to a saga that looked set to end in November with Ohio State coordinator Greg Schiano becoming the new man in charge of the program. Last year, Pruitt's defense led the nation in scoring defense, giving up just 13 points per game.

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With Pruitt gone, one possible replacement would be Tosh Lupoi who is in his third year as Alabama's outside linebackers coach.

The nearly comically long and twisting road to finding a new Tennessee football coach may finally end tomorrow. The Crimson Tide are back in the College Football Playoff this year too.

Born in Rainsville, Alabama, Pruitt has lived and worked in the southeast for most of his life.

Currie met last week with Washington State's Mike Leach and was forced out the next day. Tennessee has hired Pruitt as its head coach on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, capping a tumultuous search that cost an athletic director his job as the Volunteers attempt to recover from one of their most disappointing seasons.

No college team Pruitt has coached for has had a losing record.

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