Multiple sources are confirming that the University of Tennessee has hired Jeremy Pruitt to be the new head football coach for the Vols. Pruitt will be introduced as head coach later today (Thursday, December 7, 2017). Pruitt is currently serving as the defensive coordinator at Alabama under Nick Saban. While he’s only been in that position since 2016, it’s not his first stint with the Crimson Tide. Pruitt started his coaching career in Tuscaloosa as a graduate assistant in 1997 and then moved on to the high school ranks for almost a decade, coaching on the defensive side of the ball the entire time. He returned to the college ranks with Alabama in 2007 coaching in the secondary and stayed through 2012. In 2013 he accepted the defensive coordinator position at FSU and went on to win the national championship that year under Jimbo Fisher. During the 2014-15 season returned to the SEC as a defensive coordinator for Georgia.