The Volunteers have zeroed in on this coach.
An offer has reportedly been made in Tennessee’s head coaching search.
The Volunteers have offered their head coaching job to Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, according to a report by VolQuest.com’s Brent Hubbs.
According to VolQuest.com sources, no deal has been finalized as the two sides are negotiating staff and Pruitt’s role with the Crimson Tide during the College Football Playoffs.
This report comes about an hour after reports suggested Pruitt had emerged as the clear frontrunner in the search.
Source: Alabama DC Jeremy Pruitt has emerged as the leading candidate at Tennessee.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 7, 2017
Pruitt has yet to be a head coach, though he’s one of the most-respective defensive coordinators in the country.
Alabama is set to play Clemson in the College Football Playoff on New Year’s Day. It’s unclear if Pruitt will remain on staff through the playoff if he takes the head coaching job with the Vols.
Update: Jimmy Hyams reports that Pruitt has accepted the job.
Alabama DC Jeremy Pruitt has accepted the job as Tennessee's new coach. Details are still being ironed out, sources said, but the deal is basically done. He has coached in Alabama HS ranks for 8 years and in college for 11 years, 8 at Alabama
— Jimmy Hyams (@JimmyHyams) December 7, 2017