Tennessee coaching search is over, Jeremy Pruitt hired as head coach

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tn. -- After a weeks-long searching process, the Tennessee Volunteers have finally landed on Jeremy Pruitt as their new head coach.

Pruitt is leaving his current position as Alabama's defensive coordinator, and filling the vacancy Butch Jones left after he was terminated from the job.

He spent time calling the shots on defense for the University of Georgia from 2014 to 2016 before taking the Alabama job, where he replaced Kirby Smart.

Pruitt marks the 26th head football coach in Volunteer history, and is no stranger to success on the field. He was on staff for three national championships at Alabama, and one at Florida State.

New athletic director, Phillip Fulmer will introduce Pruitt officially as head coach on Thursday, around 6:00 p.m.