University of Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt has interviewed for the head football coaching vacancy at Mississippi State and emerged as a candidate for the Tennessee opening, The Tuscaloosa News has learned.

Pruitt, in his second season of running UA’s defense, is one of Mississippi State’s top candidates. He is also on a list of coaches being considered by Tennessee.

Pruitt’s defense at Alabama last season was rated No. 1 in national statistics. The Crimson Tide’s defense ranks No. 2 this season.

Prior to his coming back to Alabama in 2016, Pruitt served as Florida State’s defensive coordinator in 2013, helping the Seminoles to a national championship. He served in the same role at Georgia under Mark Richt from 2014-15.

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