Jeremy Pruitt hasn’t even gone through his official introductory press conference as Tennessee’s new head coach yet and he’s already been working on putting together his staff with the Vols.
It was reported earlier today that Pruitt added his first staff member in Colorado State’s Will Friend. And now it appears that Pruitt is pursuing another Colorado State coach, and this coach is also a former Vol player and assistant.
According to Football Scoop, Pruitt has had discussions with former Vol and current Colorado State cornerbacks coach Terry Fair about joining his staff at Tennessee. Fair has been with Colorado State since 2015 where he’s helped the Rams’ secondary have success.
Fair was a defensive quality control assistant with the Vols from 2013-14 before joining the Rams’ staff. He was also a player for the Vols, and a highly successful one at that. Fair played defensive back for the Vols from 1994-97 and was a two-time All-SEC player. He was drafted with the 20th overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions, and he played in the NFL for six seasons.
Fair was also a co-host of a Knoxville radio show for a few years after his playing days ended and before he accepted the job as an assistant with the Vols. He helped host “The Drive” on WNOX in Knoxville.