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Report: Tennessee set to hire Memphis’ David Johnson as WR coach

The hire of Johnson will complete Pruitt’s inaugural staff.

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Head coach Jeremy Pruitt, who officially came on in a full-time capacity after helping Alabama claim the national championship last Monday night, has completely rounded out his first staff at Tennessee.

According to a report from USA Today’s Dan Wolken, Pruitt is set to hire David Johnson, who will head eastward after previously coaching the wide receivers at Memphis.

Johnson served as the wide receivers coach under head coach Mike Norvell at Memphis through the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Before arriving there, he coached running backs and tight ends at Tulane from 2012-2015. Prior to joining the college ranks, Johnson was the head coach at New Orleans’ St. Augustine High School.

Ironically, Tennessee is the second SEC program to bring on a position coach from Memphis ahead of the 2018 season. Georgia head coach Kirby Smart hired Memphis outside linebacker coach to replace Kevin Sherrer, who Pruitt brought on to be his defensive coordinator.

Tennessee will have all of their coaches in place with less than a month until National Signing Day.