With word coming last night that Jeremy Pruitt is expected to be named Tennessee head coach, we thought we would share what we've been hearing in the coaching community about who he might hire.
Last night we shared that two of his top choices for offensive coordinator were likely to be Billy Napier or Dan Enos. With Napier recently re-upping with Arizona State, one would think he's out of the running. Thus, it would appear Dan Enos has a great shot at the position...
But, hold the phone. Sources tell us Enos recently met with Jim Harbaugh to discuss a position at Michigan and has been asked to interview for another offensive coordinator position. If Enos isn't the choice, we would expect long-time Pruitt friend...Will Friend (OC at Colorado State with Mike Bobo) to receive strong consideration for the job.
On the defensive side of the ball, Pruitt and Georgia outside linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer are very close and we understand he is strongly in consideration for a senior position on the defensive staff. We also have been hearing Tracy Rocker's name for the defensive line position.
We expect much of this to play out in the next 48 hours.
As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest in coaching job information.
Update> Bruce Feldman reports Pruitt will in fact hire Will Friend; as offensive line coach, not offensive coordinator though.