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Jeremy Pruitt's Hiring At Tennessee Appears Imminent

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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.

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.