It appears as though the Tennessee Volunteers finally have their coach. We think. They were supposed to have Mike Leach, until they didn’t. Following that debacle, of course, they would then fire AD John Currie.
But now, it appears they have their man—Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. The official announcement is expected Thursday.
In the meantime, Pruitt is in his second season as Alabama’s defensive coordinator. And this season, they are first in scoring defense across the NCAA. Many also regard him as one of the top recruiters in the SEC. This bodes well for Tennessee, who comes off a dismal 4-8 season.
Despite that, however, the Volunteers are 3-0 in their last three bowl appearances. And before this season would turn disastrous, they would finish 9-4 in each of their last two years. However, that’s not going to be good enough for Volunteers fans.
Especially if they are getting a coordinator from ‘Bama. But, will this immediately translate to success? That’s a dangerous prospect to bet on.
At the very least, though, Tennessee appears to have a coach. That’s a start, right? So far, it’s been nothing but a circus show for the university over the past couple of weeks. Some stability (finally) can only be a good thing.