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Reports: Tennessee Might Actually Have A Coach Now

Reports: Tennessee Might Actually Have A Coach Now

After nearly a month absent a head coach, it seems as though Tennessee has finally found its captain.

Multiple reports popcorned up late Wednesday night saying the Vols were finalizing things with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. Tennessee’s talks with Pruitt on Wednesday were reportedly the second meeting between the two parties this week, with some saying the orange and white had offered the gig to him.


Vol fans should know not to get hopeful until Pruitt is in the Ray and Lucy Hand Digital Center on campus and speaking to the public. Even then, some may have doubts. After Greg Schiano, Jeff Brohm and Mike Leach were in different ways almost Butch Jones’ replacement, nothing will feel secure until Pruitt is singing Rocky Top on camera while decked out in orange gear.



Pruitt is widely considered one of the best coordinators in all of football. His defenses at Florida State, Georgia and Alabama have ranked among the elite in the country, and his recruiting results are second to few (if any). A coach with a defensive resume that can recruit as well as Pruitt can sets up for an optimistic future on Rocky Top.

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