Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports
The Tennessee coaching search drama has finally come to an end.

The Volunteers officially announced that they have hired Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt on Thursday. Per UTSports.com:[quote]University of Tennessee, Knoxville Chancellor Beverly Davenport and Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer will hold a press conference Thursday at 6:05 p.m. ET in the Peyton Manning Locker Room to introduce Jeremy Pruitt as Tennessee's next head football coach.

The press conference will be streamed live on UTsports.com and can be heard throughout the state on the Vol Radio Network.

"Six days ago, I mentioned several attributes that I sought to find in the next leader of our football program, and Coach Pruitt meets all criteria" Fulmer said. "I'm certain he appreciates the unique opportunity to lead a program of Tennessee's caliber. He's driven to win at the highest level. He will honor our university's values, operate with integrity and be a role model for our student-athletes.

"I know Coach Pruitt will hit the ground running and go to work restoring our program to a championship level."[/quote



Filed Under: Tennessee Sports
Originally published on SECRant.com

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5 Comments
Great hire. GO TENNESSEE
Reply12 months
The last Bama DC that was hired as a head coach made the playoffs this year. Fulmer is praying that history will repeat itself and Tennessee will no longer reside in the pit of misery. Dilly Dilly!
Reply12 months
Coaching the playoffs?
Reply12 months
Dangit this has just been to much fun... hate to see it end..
Reply12 months
Lucky guy must have pulled the shortest straw.
Reply12 months
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