Details surface regarding Jeremy Pruitt’s contract to become Tennessee’s coach
All signs are pointing to the end of a wild Tennessee coaching search that’s arrived at Jeremy Pruitt. Now, information is being revealed about his contract.
Pruitt, Alabama’s defensive coordinator, is believed to have agreed to a deal that will pay him about $4 million annually, according to Rivals.
Meanwhile, Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports and Sports Illustrated says it will be a six-year deal.
A report from ESPN’s Chris Low states that the Vols are expected to introduce Pruitt at a press conference on Thursday night.
Low also reported that Pruitt is expected to continue to lead the Crimson Tide defense in the College Football Playoff as the team is preparing for its first matchup against Clemson on New Year’s Day.
Making approximately $4 million a year would put Pruitt right in the middle of the pack when it comes to SEC head coaches, at least based on 2017 salaries. Exactly half of the coaches in the conference earned $4 million or more this season, not including bonuses.