To answer the question on everyone’s minds, Jeremy Pruitt will coach Alabama’s defense in the playoffs before leaving to assume his new role in Knoxville:
Announced as the new head coach at rival Tennessee, the next question surrounds his status for the Crimson Tide's playoff run. A Thursday news conference in Atlanta for the four playoff coaches helped clarify that situation.
Saban confirmed Pruitt will stay with the Alabama program during the playoff run.
Different strokes for different folks, but I’d think that maintaining as much stability as possible would be favorable when vying for a national title.