Per ESPN's Mark Schlabach, Georgia outside linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer could be a replacement for Pruitt, if and when he becomes Tennessee's coach.
Sherrer and Pruitt both joined Georgia's staff prior to the 2014 season. He will also continue to coach the Crimson Tide defense in the College Football Playoff. Pruitt left the program for Alabama before the Bulldogs' TaxSlayer Bowl game against Penn State.
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Throughout his impressive time as an assistant coach, Pruitt has coached 34 National Football League draft picks.
One of the primary attributes that attracted Tennessee to Jeremy Pruitt was his ability to recruit. He agreed to a six-year deal that will pay more than $3.8 million annually. The Seminoles led the nation in scoring defense that season en route to a national championship. He also worked at Alabama as an assistant coach from 2007-2012.
Newly named athletics director Phillip Fulmer made the offer to Pruitt early Wednesday after the two sides met multiple times, according to NewsChannel 5 sources.
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His two years has seen Alabama collect 83 sacks, 198 tackles for loss, 131 quarterback hurries, 108 pass breakups, 39 total turnovers and 12 defensive touchdowns.
Pruitt is one of four former Nick Saban assistants serving as head coaches in the SEC. Pruitt was a finalist that year for the Broyles Award, given to the nation's top assistant. Before that he served as the defensive coordinator at Georgia from 2014-15 and at Florida State in 2013.
Tennessee was close to hiring Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano in late November, but the deal fell through because of backlash from fans and supporters. Then Tennessee went after Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm, but it's unclear if there was any truth to that, so the next coach in line was N.C. State's Dave Doeren who also turned down the job. However, the search for a new coach had been so unsuccessful that it was even jokingly rumored North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un even turned down the job.
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