Jeremy Pruitt Apparently Set To Resurface With Jets

Tennessee has hired a new football coach, but what about the old one?

Well, according to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic, ex-Volunteers main man Jeremy Pruitt is working on a deal to join the New York Jets. Given that Tennessee finished 3-7 this past season and the Jets were 2-14, some may say that Pruitt and the Jets are a perfect match.

The Jets just recently hired Robert Saleh as the new head coach, so it would be up to Saleh to determine where Pruitt might fit. Pruitt has no previous NFL coaching experience.

Tennessee finished 16-19 overall in Pruitt’s three seasons. Before coaching the Volunteers, he served as defensive coordinator at Alabama.

He has also coached on the defensive side of the ball at Georgia and Florida State. There has been speculation that Pruitt could be a defensive backs coach, if he does indeed join the Jets.

Pruitt was fired earlier this month after an internal investigation revealed recruiting violations. So it’s highly unlikely that he’ll return to the college game anytime soon. As relayed on OutKick earlier, Tennessee is hiring UCF’s Josh Heupel as Pruitt’s replacement.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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