Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Alabama's Jeremy Pruitt is reportedly leading candidate for Tennessee job

NCAAF     Kirby Smart on DC interviewing at UT 'Mel’s going to make a great head coach one day' NCAAF Kirby Smart on DC interviewing at UT 'Mel’s going to make a great head coach one day'
Lucia Summers | 07 December, 2017, 07:08

It's looking more and more like Tennessee may finally have their head coach.

Tennessee's circuitous head-coaching search, which has taken on just about every twist imaginable, is nearing an end, as the Vols are trying to finalize a deal with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt after offering him the job earlier Wednesday, sources told ESPN.

It appears as though Tennessee is focusing in on a trio of SEC defensive coordinators: Alabama's Jeremy Pruitt, Georgia's Mel Tucker and Auburn's Kevin Steele. Pruitt is in his second season with the Tide. He left to become Florida State's defensive coordinator in 2013 and won a title in his one year with the Seminoles. Good luck to everyone involved. He first began coaching in Alabama in 2007 coaching in the secondary and stayed through 2012. That is, unless Tennessee fans rage again and the administration backs out.

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After the Schiano deal fell apart, Tennessee's coaching search ranged from Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy, Duke's David Cutcliffe, Purdue's Jeff Brohm, NC State's Dave Doeren and Washington State's Mike Leach until athletic director John Currie was sacked last week. This year, Alabama leads the nation in scoring defense and yards per play. That was his first job in major college football after spending the previous seven years as a high school assistant coach.

However, some Vol fans hoping that national championship quarterback Tee Martin would be lured from Southern Cal to Tennessee as Pruitt's offensive coordinator, may be disappointed. He has yet to be a head coach at the college level, so there's obviously the question as to whether he can succeed in the role.

Saban is the best coach in college football, and even he relies on the deepest pool of assistant coaches in the country.

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