Tennessee fans react joyously after Jeremy Pruitt hire

Jeremy Pruitt Alabama

CBS affiliate WVLT reported Thursday morning that Tennessee has hired Pruitt, and will introduce him during a press conference later in the day.

Pruitt's teams put up impressive defensive numbers, often ranking in the top 10 in the country in points and yards per game. Over the years, Pruitt has managed to land an all-star list of commitments for Alabama, Georgia and Florida State from the likes of RB Derrick Henry, RB T.J. Yeldon, DB Jalen Ramsey, LB Dylan Moses, DE Lorenzo Carter, LB Mack Wilson, LB Reggie Ragland, LB Roquan Smith, LB Ryan Anderson, LB C.J. Mosley and OL Alphonse Taylor. As an assistant coach, he has been a part of four national championship teams. Tennessee went 4-8 this season and set a school record for losses.

Minkah Fitzpatrick has been one of his star players the past two seasons after Pruitt replaced Kirby Smart as the Crimson Tide defensive coordinator.

Pruitt replaces Butch Jones as the head coach of the Vols after Jones was sacked on November 12.

Australia House of Representatives approves same-sex marriage bill
With the new bill, same-sex couples that were legally married in other countries will now have these marriages recognized. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull , who had supported legalization, tweeted support for the measure after its passage.

At long last, Tennessee has its next head football coach.

Gillespie is one of the best running backs coaches in the nation. "Probst thought Prattville was the better team, but "(Pruitt) schemes up the flawless plays and we block two punts that led to touchdowns. Following a successful run with the Tide that included two national championships, Florida State hired Pruitt away in 2013 and they claimed the national title. He started his collegiate career at Middle Tennessee before transferring to Alabama as a defensive back in 1995. He played at Alabama from 2008-12 (which means Pruitt coached him).

He has also had success on the recruiting trail, bringing in 11 five-star recruits (six as the primary recruiter) and 28 four-star recruits (15 as primary). Over the ensuing days, Tennessee reportedly offered the position to a number of coaches, including: Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy, Purdue's Jeff Brohm, North Carolina State's Dan Doeren and Washington State's Mike Leach.

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. Tennessee Chancellor Beverley Davenport gave Fulmer "full authority" to make the hire. Pruitt was a 2013 finalist for the Broyles Award.

Related News:



Most liked

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan arrives in Lahore, meets CM Shahbaz Sharif
The London mayor was also briefed about the investment opportunities for trade and investment in the country. Earlier, London Mayor Sadiq Khan arrived in Pakistan on an official visit through Wagah Border.

76ers trading Jahlil Okafor to the Nets
Okafor was the third player selected in the 2015 NBA Draft, but never lived up to expectations with the 76ers. More importantly, the Sixers can now move on with both parties getting what they wanted.

Hackers Shut Down North Carolina County, Demand Ransom
But without getting the compromised servers unlocked, the county will have to rebuild significant parts of the system. Wednesday to pay two Bitcoin in exchange for an encryption key that would release the files.

Putin: Russians not prevented from competing at Winter Olympics under neutral flag
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the decision after finding that Russian authorities knowingly doped their athletes during 2014 winter games in Sochi.

White House: Trump's throat 'was dry'
But he doesn't drink, and his change in pronunciation from the beginning of his speech, which was only a few minutes long, seemed more akin to someone with an orthodontic device, like dentures, than any serious condition.

Instagram testing a stand-alone messaging app called Direct
Instagram is testing the app right now in Chile, Israel , Italy , Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay for both Android and iOS users. If you anxious this new app would make private messaging complicated, this proves it won't.

Brussels loses right to host Euro 2020 matches, Wembley gains four games
But the exclusion of Brussels means the 90,000-seater venue will also get group games and a match in the first knockout round. While the full schedule is still to be confirmed by UEFA, the Stadio Olimpico in Rome will stage the opening game.

World's largest Starbucks opens in Shanghai
Called the Starbucks Roastery Shanghai , the outlet measures an astounding 30,000 sq ft - that is nearly half of a football field. The handcrafted long bar, one of three on site, is aptly-named, as at 88 foot it's the world's longest coffee bar.

Luxury brands can ban online sellers
Brand owners have previously argued that they should have the right to choose their distributors to protect their image and exclusivity.

Apple reveals 'Best of 2017' apps and games
Disney's Moana was the most-watched movie, with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story " and "Wonder Woman " coming in as runners-up. Similarly to previous annual charts, Apple has revealed top charts for the most popular apps and games of the year too.

Why Patagonia Will Sue President Trump Over Utah National Monuments
The move comes a week after tribal leaders decried Trump for using the name of a historical Native American figure as a slur. The families and communities of Utah know and love this land the best, and you know the best how to take care of your land".

Selena Gomez Just Changed Her Hairstyle AGAIN, and This Time It's Bangin'
She appears on the latest cover of the music magazine and has been named the magazine's Woman of the Year . That is so hurtful. "The most "ridiculous" part of that is no one knowing my heart when I say things".

Airtel ₹349 and ₹549 prepaid plans revised, here's what has changed
Soon after, in November, the company increased the data benefits of the pack by 500MB, and started offering 1.5GB per day. Well, telecom operator Bharti Airtel - often referred to as Airtel - too has revised two of its prepaid plans today.

Donald Trump's #MuslimBan Approved By The Supreme Court In Six Countries
The Trump administration and his campaign have hailed the court order as a victory for the President's position. Two federal judges had blocked latest version of the ban in October, but those rulings are now set aside.

Roger Goodell receives extension from the NFL
Jones had been removed as a non-voting seventh member of the compensation committee after his threat of a lawsuit. But Blank says that Jones "understands the contract and how we got here", according to The MMBQ.