Former Georgia and current Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt is expected to be named the coach at Tennessee on Thursday. And some names have emerge for his potential coaching staff.
According to a report from ESPN’s Chris Low, some of the coaches on his staff could include Georgia outside linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer, Colorado State offensive coordinator Will Friend, South Carolina defensive line coach Lance Thompson and former Georgia defensive line coach Tracy Rocker.
Among some of the names who could be possibilities on Jeremy Pruitt's staff at Tennessee are Georgia's Kevin Sherrer, Colorado State's Will Friend, South Carolina's Lance Thompson and former Georgia DL coach Tracy Rocker.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) December 7, 2017
That potential staff has a very Georgia 2014 feel to it. Sherrer, Friend and Rocker coached the outside linebackers, offensive line and defensive line respectively. At the end of that season, Friend left Georgia to join Mike Bobo at Colorado State. Rocker was dismissed from Georgia in January.
Sherrer is not the first Georgia assistant to be linked to a job this season. Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker reportedly interviewed for the Tennessee job, and wide receivers coach James Coley is a reported candidate to be Texas A&M’s offensive coordinator.
Per another Chris Low report, Pruitt is expected to stay at Alabama through the College Football Playoff. Alabama takes on Clemson on Jan. 1. in one national semifinal. The Bulldogs will meet Oklahoma in the other.