Tennessee Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt needs a new defensive line coach.
Pruitt hired Jimmy Brumbaugh to replace Tracy Rocker (who left for South Carolina after 2019) last winter.
Brumbaugh, however, didn’t last long in Knoxville. Pruitt surprisingly fired Brumbaugh just four games into the 2020 season.
One of the popular names that’s been tossed around to replace Brumbaugh is Detroit Lions defensive line coach Bo Davis.
Detroit will have a new head coach in 2021, which means Davis will likely be looking for a new job.
Davis has history with Pruitt. The two coaches worked together at Alabama from 2007-2010.
But it appears unlikely that Davis will be coaching at Tennessee in 2021.
That’s because of two reasons. For one, if Pruitt returns to UT in 2021 (and for now it appears he will), there will be questions surrounding his job status all season. It’s going to be tough to bring quality assistants into that type of situation.
But that’s not the main reason I don’t think Davis will be at UT next season.
It’s because I think he’s going to be at LSU.
Geaux247 reported this week that Davis is expected to interview with Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron after the end of the NFL season. They also reported that they believe Davis has the “inside track” to becoming Orgeron’s new defensive line coach.
Davis played at LSU and he was the assistant strength and conditioning coach in Baton Rouge from 2002-05. It makes sense that he’d choose the Tigers over the Vols.
Other options for Pruitt to consider are Atlanta Falcons defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi, Philadelphia Eagles assistant defensive line coach Nathan Ollie, and Auburn Tigers defensive line coach Rodney Garner.
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