UPDATE: According to an anonymous source, the last hurdle Tennessee had to jump to secure Pruitt as their head coach involved money for assistants.
SOURCE: The last hurdle before Pruitt signed was $ for assistants. Pruitt wanted more, news of “signing” leaked, he got the $, he signed. Roughly $5-Million Total For Assistants. One of highest in nation. Top-10 easily. #Vols #Pruitt— Paul Shahen (@paulshahen) December 7, 2017
PREVIOUS STORY: Tennesee has officially announced that former Alabama Defensive Coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will be the Vol's head coach.
PREVIOUS STORY: The University of Tennessee has announced that there will be a press conference tonight at 6:05 pm. Multiple reports say that it will be to introduce Pruitt as the new head coach.
Channel 3 will be live from Knoxville and will be live streaming the press conference at WRCBtv.com and in the Channel 3 app.
PREVIOUS STORY: Day 25 of Tennessee's coaching search is ending with reports that the Vols and Alabama Defensive Coordinator Jeremy Pruitt have all but finalized a deal.
Knoxville Radio Host Jimmy Hyams was the first to report it via Twitter:
Alabama DC Jeremy Pruitt has accepted the job as Tennessee's new coach. Details are still being ironed out, sources said, but the deal is basically done. He has coached in Alabama HS ranks for 8 years and in college for 11 years, 8 at Alabama— Jimmy Hyams (@JimmyHyams) December 7, 2017
Pruitt's meteoric rise continues, just 11 years ago Pruitt was coaching the defense at Hoover High School in Alabama.
Pruitt has won three National Championships as a defensive coordinator. Two with Alabama and one with Florida State where he was named a finalist for the Broyles award given to the nation's best assistant coach.
The University hasn't confirmed anything yet.