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Alabama DC Jeremy Pruitt Expected To Be Hired By Tennessee, Will Remain With Tide Through Playoff

A panorama view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during an Alabama football game.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers on October 24, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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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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.