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UPDATE: Pruitt signed contract with Tennessee after securing money for assistants

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UPDATE: According to an anonymous source, the last hurdle Tennessee had to jump to secure Pruitt as their head coach involved money for assistants.


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: 
 

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. 

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