Pruitt, 43, played at Alabama and held various coaching jobs at Alabama before becoming defensive coordinator in 2016. The Vols and Pruitt are still trying to sort out the details of the deal, but sources say he is the guy the Tennessee has locked in on.
The Vols reportedly also interviewed Auburn defensive Coordinator Kevin Steele and Goergia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker in recent days.
Particularly at point in the ongoing conversations between the two parties are questions regarding Pruitt's obligations this month to College Football Playoff and Alabama's participation versus Tennessee's need for a head coach to hit the ground running immediately and without distraction upon being named.
Pruitt joined Alabama in December 2015 shortly after his predecessor, Kirby Smart, left to become the Georgia Bulldogs head coach. The Crimson Tide ranks first in scoring defense this year, allowing 11.5 points per game, and led the nation last year while allowing 13 points per game.
The schoolwalked back a contract offer to Greg Schiano after Volunteers fans overwhelmingly criticized the move. Less than a week after having the full-time job, Fulmer appears to have his coach.
Pruitt has been a finalists for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation's top college football assistant coach, in 2013 and 2016. Then, Tennessee saw a number of possible candidates either take new jobs or reaffirm their commitment to their current school. He was immediately replaced by former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer.
The final ruling in the case is expected next year, but the relationship between Boeing and Canada has nosedived since. The funding allowed Bombardier to significantly lower the cost per aircraft, Boeing argued.
Smart luggage companies Away and Raden say on their websites that batteries in their bags can be easily removed. United Continental and Southwest Airlines said both airlines also plan to announce new smart bag policies soon.
Though we may not be getting Game of Thrones 8 next year, we will be getting the second season of HBO's fantastic Westworld . A staff for the studio revealed that their Internet connection has been down due to the fire.
Earlier on Wednesday it was reported that San Francisco expects to have a decision from the Giants by the end of the week. Stanton appears inclined to wait for complete clarity [on #Dodgers interest] before fully embracing other alternatives.
However, Napoli and Shakhtar Donetsk are still fighting it out for the other place in the knockout stages of the competition. Antonio Conte's side, who could be pitted against heavyweights including Barcelona and PSG in next week's last 16 draw.
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters has been suspended by the team for Week 14's meeting with the Oakland Raiders . Peters will not be paid his standard game check and will not be allowed to practice either.
The jury also acknowledged her role as an influential curator and educator who continues to speak urgently to the moment. The exhibition has proved one of the most popular in Turner Prize history, attracting 90,000 visitors to date.
This popular Android app has leaked data of 31 million users
The unprotected database from AI.type reveals just how much detail the app can grab from users without their explicit knowledge. Eitan Fitusi , Founder and CEO of Ai.type, told BBC that the quantity of data left visible was not as comprehensive as claimed.
Huawei P11 camera specs leak
To top things off, Huawei will be using some AI magic to let the camera app do "instant scene recognition" and auto framing. So expect the Huawei P11 to "probably" become official at Mobile World Congress 2018.
Steam No Longer Accepting Bitcoin Payments For Video Games
That's huge leap from the $450 price when the platform began offering the digital currency as a payment method in April 2016. Valve's shirking of bitcoin is another development in a broader debate about the usefulness of the cryptocurrency.
IOC leaves weightlifting at risk of 2024 Olympic snub
These athletes will participate under the name "Olympic Athlete from Russia", and their uniform will bear the Olympic flag. But, Walden said Rodchenkov remains fearful for his friends and family who are still in Russian Federation .
Mariners, Angels acquire int'l slot money
The move gives the Mariners $2.55 million available to give the highly coveted Ohtani, while the Angels now have $2.315 million. Rosenthal notes that the Mariners now have $2.55 million in global slot money while the Angels have $2.315 million.
Rally to preserve Net Neutrality
Instead, Congress continues to turn a blind eye as their appointee dismantles equal access to the internet. The future of the internet and free information is now being sold to the highest bidder.
Five things we learned from the Champions League
He will miss the first leg of Liverpool's round of 16 tie for an accumulation of bookings throughout the group stage. For every exhibition of fluid, free-scoring football, it has been offset by needless and inexplicable capitulation.
Skirball Fire Map: Current Location of the Wildfire
Seventeen evacuation centers were opened throughout the San Fernando Valley, all of which were accepting evacuees and pets. Along with the lack of much-needed rain, the Santa Ana winds have made it very hard to contain and put out the fires.
Goodell signs contract extension
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has reportedly received the extension that he has been looking for from the league. Throughout the rocky moments in Goodell's tenure, the league is still generating a $14 billion annual revenue.
Exposure to air pollution counters exercise benefits
Blood flow and heart rate also increased after a walk in the park, blood pressure decreased, and arteries became less stiff. The study added: " These beneficial responses were attenuated after walking on Oxford Street ".