Pruitt could become leader of Rocky Top

Jeremy Pruitt Alabama
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The chaos of the Tennessee Vols head coach search that captivated the sports world may be coming to an end.

Roll Tide

According to Fox Sports/FS1 and Sports Illustrated writer Bruce Feldmen, Alabama defensive coordinator could be the hire that puts the coaching search to bed.

Pruitt, like Kevin Steele and Mel Tucker, also received his third interview. Odds are, one of these three men will be “the guy” selected to lead the Vols football program. All three of the above mentioned candidates are defensive minded coaches.

Rocky Top Insider’s Nathanael Rutherford offered some key facts to know about what Pruitt brings to the table.

What stands out are championships and recruiting. Pruitt can build a championship team by recruiting championship players. His resume speaks for itself.

While the Vols would benefit from having a guy like Pruitt lead the squad and build a dominant SEC defense over time, what about the offensive side of the ball?

Enter Tee Martin

Tee Martin Vols
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After it was reported by USC offensive coordinator himself that he had yet to hear from Tennessee,

Prior to the news leaking that Fulmer and Martin spoke, Florida Atlantic University coach Lane Kiffin chimed in with his thoughts.

Fulmer finally made the call. A positive conversation could have included a Fulmer sales pitch that would bring Martin back to Rocky Top to run the offense. If somehow Fulmer can add Pruitt and Martin, it could provide Tennessee with a much-needed balance from a leadership standpoint on both sides of the ball.

At the right price, why wouldn’t Martin return home to a place where some of the best memories of his life were made? Martin would thrive to be a key part in helping return Tennessee Vols football to prominence.

Both Pruitt and Martin would be superstars on the recruiting trail and could fill the roster with an influx of championship-contending talent.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out and what move Fulmer decides is best for the program.

An answer could be very, very near.

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Despite being a New Mexico Native, he is a diehard Tennessee Titans fan. He’s followed the team since the Houston Oilers days and continues to support the Two-Tone Blue. He covered High School football, basketball, volleyball, and track for a local New Mexico newspaper after his playing days in were ended due to injuries. His love for journalism was inspired by English Teacher, Sara Ball. In 2010, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New Mexico State University. His contributions to the site include in-depth analysis on the Tennessee Titans, coverage on the Tennessee Vols and other SEC teams. He prides himself on being a supporting husband and loving father. This New Mexico family is a Titans household that loves cheering on their team each and every Sunday.