Tennessee Finalizes Deal With Jeremy Pruitt

Legendary Hoover coach Rush Propst on expected Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt: 'I think he's ready.'

He replaces Butch Jones, who was sacked after going 34-27 overall and 14-24 in SEC play in five seasons in Knoxville. Pruitt was officially announced as Tennessee's head coach on Thursday.

Tennessee reportedly came close to hiring a few other big-name candidates, including Washington State's Mike Leach and Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy, but failed to land any of them.

Exactly two weeks after firing Jones, Tennessee was set to hire a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach - only it wasn't Jon Gruden. Under Pruitt, Alabama ranked No. 1 nationally in scoring defense, No. 1 in yards per play and No. 2 in total defense in 2017.

Last season, Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin accepted the head coaching job at Florida Atlantic in December and attempted to stay on Alabama's staff through the playoff, but it didn't end well.

Pruitt won three national championships (2009, 2011 and 2012) while at Alabama. From 2014-15, Pruitt coordinated the No. 7 and No. 17 overall defense in the country while at Georgia. The Crimson Tide has suffered significant losses to several key defenders including four to the linebacking unit alone. He joins Georgia's Kirby Smart, South Carolina's Will Muschamp and newly-hired Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M. In 2007, he would become a defensive assistant under Nick Saban.

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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. Alabama has led the nation in sacks the past two seasons with 54 in 2016 and 52 in 2015. The Tide are the fourth seed this year. ESPN's Chris Low reported, however, that Sherrer is a name to watch for on Pruitt's prospective staff at Tennessee. Pruitt and Sherrer also coached together at Hoover High School from 2005-06 when Pruitt served as the defensive coordinator and Sheerer as a defensive assistant.

"I have been around Pruitt a good bit from FSU and Georgia camps in recent years and he is always working hard and working recruits". This marks Tennessee's fourth coaching search since Fulmer was forced out in 2008.

According to reports, the Vols had a deal in place to make the Ohio State coordinator their next head coach, but backed out at the last minute amid on-campus and social media protests against Schiano over his alleged role in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal at Penn State. He agreed to a six-year deal that will pay more than $3.8 million annually. "He will do a great job at Tennessee and we wish him the best".

Pruitt, though, was never a head coach at even the high school level.

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