Jeremy Pruitt to be named Tennessee head coach

Tennessee now looking to pluck away one of Nick Saban’s top assistants

Tennessee now looking to pluck away one of Nick Saban’s top assistants

But the Vols' missteps in their coaching search could be forgiven if Pruitt delivers in Knoxville. He will continue to coach Alabama through the College Football Playoff.

After a well-publicized circus search, the Volunteers hired Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt on Thursday, per multiple VolQuest.com sources. However, he left prior to Alabama's appearance in the national championship game against Clemson. Alabama led the nation in scoring defense and ranked second in total defense past year.

A former defensive back at Alabama, Pruitt served two different stints on the Crimson Tide staff under Saban.

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Fulmer reportedly met with Pruitt and other candidates over the past few days, and started to narrow his search while in NY for the College Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where former UT great Peyton Manning was being honored. In 2007, he would become a defensive assistant under Nick Saban.

What makes the 43-year-old Pruitt so special, despite never previously having been a head coach at any level?

"Six days ago, I mentioned several attributes that I sought to find in the next leader of our football program, and Coach Pruitt meets all criteria", Fulmer said in a news release. He joins Georgia's Kirby Smart, South Carolina's Will Muschamp and newly-hired Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M.

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If Pruitt ends up being the Vols' next coach, his staff will be an important part of his success.

Pruitt's teams put up impressive defensive numbers, often ranking in the top 10 in the country in points and yards per game.

Once word leaked that Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano had been tabbed for the job, an outcry from alumni, fans, former players and politicians ultimately squashed the deal. "He will do a great job at Tennessee and we wish him the best". Fulmer took over for John Currie, who was suspended just eight months into the job as Tennessee investigates whether it can fire him for cause.

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After the deal died with Schiano, Tennessee was looking to hire Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy, but Gundy turned down a contract worth $42 million to stay in Stillwater, Okla. Pruitt was a 2013 finalist for the Broyles Award.

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