Jeremy Pruitt to Tennessee

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    Jeremy Pruitt to Tennessee

    Finally.
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    Decent hire for Tennessee under the circumstances. Bad news for Alabama though. This early signing period is crucial and Pruitt will have to work really hard up until the signing period to salvage a recruiting class at Tennessee. Hard to do that and get a gameplan ready for Clemson. I believe Saban will cut ties immediately.

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    Also how much better of a hire is this than Greg Schiano? Pruitt has never been a head coach.

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    I know most of us have made fun of the Tennessee coaching search, but your first head coaching job being in Knoxville? That's pretty nice.

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    Meh. I think it's a terrible hire but whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    Meh. I think it's a terrible hire but whatever.
    Given the circumstances they had to hire someone.

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    Any word on the contract details?

    Will be interesting to see how Vegas views this in terms of the Alabama vs Clemson matchup.

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    Solid pick. A Fisher/Saban product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    Meh. I think it's a terrible hire but whatever.
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    I know most of us have made fun of the Tennessee coaching search, but your first head coaching job being in Knoxville? That's pretty nice.
    UGA hired Smart, wasn't that his first head coaching job?

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    Sounds like he possibly has a pretty good staff lined up already if the rumors I'm hearing are true.


    Tee Martin or Chip Lindsey as OC
    Todd Lupoi as DC
    Will Friend as OL coach
    Tracy Rocker as DL coach
    and probably try to keep Gillispie as RB coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Decent hire for Tennessee under the circumstances. Bad news for Alabama though. This early signing period is crucial and Pruitt will have to work really hard up until the signing period to salvage a recruiting class at Tennessee. Hard to do that and get a gameplan ready for Clemson. I believe Saban will cut ties immediately.
    I'm hearing he may also be bring Alabama's linebacker coach Tosh Lupoi as his DC.

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    It seems like Alabama has a coordinator get hired about every year before the playoffs and is an extra distraction. I guess that happens when you are a top tier program.

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    I think it's a very good hire.

    Pruitt has been deserving of a HC job for a while IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    UGA hired Smart, wasn't that his first head coaching job?
    3 of the 4 playoff coaches were hired as first time head coaches at their schools.

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