Do not adjust your sets. This is not a drill. The Tennessee Volunteers seem to be officially and finally hiring a new head coach: Jeremy Pruitt.
Tennessee continues to give the final details with Jeremy Pruitt, but both sides expect him to be officially announced as the head coach of the Vols on Thursday. They also told me that the plan is for him to exercise a dual role and remain as DC of Alabama through the College Football Playoff.
– Chris Low (@ClowESPN) December 7, 2017
This would end with one of the wildest and unpredictable training searches in recent memory.
1. Pruitt has had a relatively quick promotion in the coaching rankings.
He played for Alabama in 1995 and 1996 and began his GA career with The Tide in 1997. From there he was a high school coach for the first decade of his career until he returned to Bama as a player manager for Nick Saban. personal in 2007.
For 2010 he was defensive coordinator and worked with Saban to design the dominant defenses of 2011 and 2012 that won national championships before going to Florida State for the 2013 season. But that season he saw him win another title with the Seminoles too.
After Florida State, he immediately went to Georgia for a period of two years before returning to Alabama in 2016.
It has been a large part of a lot of good defenses.
2. Pruitt certainly is not a sous chef.
While tied to Mississippi state work prior to this training cycle, a chef with the same name was involved in a social media commotion triggered by a parody account, which shows that even when the SEC makes a normal contract, may become rare.
On Monday night, a handful of Mississippi state fans began tweeting sous chef Jeremy Pruitt, urging him to go to Starkville.
They were looking for soccer coach Jeremy Pruitt but they sent their requests to chef Pruitt instead, or they were kidding.
Here's the tweet that started it all, the best I can say. I think it was antiregical, maybe:
3. You probably heard about the football coach Pruitt while watching MTV.
He was the defensive coordinator of the High School Buccaneers of Hoover (Alabama) who had the television program Two – A – Days mid-year 2000s .
It was in that program that we learned the most enlightening thing about Pruitt.
4. I did not know what asparagus was until 2005.
It was in Two-A-Days when we discovered perhaps the most interesting thing about Pruitt.
Note: I did not write no as asparagus. I wrote that did not know what asparagus was until 2005, when I was at least 31 years old.
While his dinner partner was sprinkling a green vegetable with sauce, Pruitt can be heard asking, "What is that?"
When they tell him he's asparagus, Pruitt says: "I never heard about that."  Man is not here for any leafy malarky, and I respect him.
5. The SEC East would almost become defensive coaches, with the addition of Pruitt.
Derek Mason, Mark Stoops, Barry Odom, Will Muschamp and Kirby Smart have a defensive background. Only Dan Mullen cut his teeth on the offensive side of the ball.
We've also seen what can happen when the teams try to recreate the success of Nick Saban with one of his proteges. It is working very well for Georgia and perhaps also for South Carolina, but the record is irregular, to say the least. A former Saban assistant, Derek Dooley, has bombed in Tennessee before, not that he had any Pruitt records.
Both Texas A & M and now Tennessee will try to make it work with Saban's former men. We will see if any of the schools can carry it out. If it goes well, you can have an intelligent situation. If it goes wrong, well, you saw what Muschamp did in Florida.