Webpress Daily

Prep Sports

Sources: Tennessee offer head-coaching job to Alabama DC Jeremy Pruitt

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s circuitous head-coaching search, which has taken on just about every twist imaginable, is nearing an end, as the Vols are trying to finalize a deal with Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt after offering him the job earlier Wednesday, sources told ESPN. Pruitt, 43, is in his second season as Alabama’s defensive coordinator under Nick Saban. The Crimson Tide, headed to the College Football Playoff for the fourth straight year, are ranked first nationally in scoring defense this season and second nationally in total defense. Pruitt?also is regarded as one of the top recruiters in the SEC. As an assistant coach, he has been a part of four national championship teams. Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee’s former College Football Hall of Fame coach, replaced John Currie on Friday as the Vols’ athletic director; he has spearheaded the coaching search ever since. Fulmer interviewed Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele and…