Jeremy Pruitt has been hired as head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers, but don’t expect him to leave the Alabama football program just yet.
According to reports, the Crimson Tide defensive coordinator is set to remain with Alabama throughout the College Football Playoff. That is great news for the Alabama faithful, especially after Lane Kiffin left his post as offensive coordinator last season just prior to the national championship.
The year prior, Kirby Smart was hired ahead of the national title game as head coach at Georgia.
ESPN’s Chris Low had the details.
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 will be interesting to see how this impacts the Vols on the recruiting trail, considering the early signing period is set to run from Dec. 20 through Dec. 22.
Alabama faces off against Clemson in a rematch of last year’s national championship in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.