Over three weeks after the firing of Butch Jones, Tennessee has finally capped off the most unpredictable coaching search in the history of college football — Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will take over as the Vols’ next head football coach.

Pruitt comes to Knoxville with zero head coaching experience, but has spent the last six years as a defensive coordinator at three major programs (Florida State, Georgia, and Alabama). He’s been a part of four championship-winning teams, including one as a defensive coordinator with the Seminoles in 2013.

Tennessee is fresh off its least successful season ever, losing eight games and going winless in conference play for the first time in program history. Since Pruitt has become a full-time defensive coordinator, his defenses have helped guide their respective teams to a combined record of 59-8.

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