Jeremy Pruitt will reportedly remain on Alabama’s staff through the CFP.
The announcement isn’t official, but after a tumultuous coaching search it’s expected that Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will be Tennessee’s next head coach.
And according to ESPN’s Chris Low, Pruitt will not immediately leave the team, as he intends to stay with the Crimson Tide through the college football playoff.
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Tennessee still hammering out final details with Jeremy Pruitt, but both sides expect him to be officially announced as the Vols' head coach on Thursday. I'm also told the plan is for him to pull double duty and stay on as Alabama's DC through the College Football Playoff.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) December 7, 2017
It’s not uncommon for coaches to do this, but it being Alabama, the move conjures up images of poor Lane Kiffin, who was unceremoniously fired just one week before last year’s national championship after being hired on as FAU’s head coach a month prior. Hopefully Pruitt doesn’t suffer the same fate.
Alabama and Clemson face off on Jan. 1 in the Sugar Bowl.