After Tracy Rocker’s contract at Tennessee expired on January 31st, Jeremy Pruitt had an opportunity to make a potential upgrade at defensive line coach. With news breaking that Rocker would indeed leave Knoxville and head to South Carolina, Pruitt wasted no time in finding his replacement.
According to Bruce Feldman, Pruitt will hire Colorado defensive line coach Jimmy Brumbaugh.
Brumbaugh was the co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach for Mel Tucker in Boulder. He spent time at Maryland, Kentucky, Syracuse, LSU and Louisiana Tech before that. During his time at Kentucky, he helped develop future NFL defensive lineman Za’Darius Smith and Bud Dupree.
The 42 year old assistant played his college ball at Auburn in the late 1990s, earning All-SEC honors.
So if you’re keeping up at home, Tennessee has replaced Tracy Rocker with Jimmy Brumbaugh. They’ve lost outside linebackers coach Chris Rumph to the Houston Texans, and lost recruiting staffer Drew Hughes to South Carolina.
Jeremy Pruitt now has one more opening to fill with Rumph moving on.