Greg McElroy explains why Alabama should consider bringing Jeremy Pruitt back
There are a lot of mixed opinions about what should be done about an Alabama Crimson Tide team that sits at 7-2 and No. 10 in the national rankings — both things we haven’t seen in a very long time.
Former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy recently joined “The Paul Finebaum” show to weigh in one what he thinks should happen for the team reach its former status of most dominant team in the country that it held not long ago.
McElroy sees some benefit in considering brining Jeremy Pruitt back to join Nick Saban’s coaching staff again. Pruitt was previously the Alabama defensive coordinator (2016-17), defensive backs coach (2010-12) and director of player development (2007-09) under Saban.
“I think it’d be really beneficial to evaluate at the end of the season your coaching staff, and then evaluate who are some guys that helped build this thing from the beginning back in 2007?,” McElroy said.
“Joe Pendry is retired, okay, but you know, there’s a handful of other guys that are still out there coaching. Whether it be Bo Davis, who’s currently serving as a defensive line coach in Texas, whether it be Jeremy Pruitt, who, of course, was the head coach — and as far as I know, I don’t believe he has a show cause — the head coach of Tennessee. I don’t know, you would know that circumstance better than me, but if he’s available, he would be someone I would strongly consider bringing in.”
It will be interesting to see which direction Alabama goes in with any potential hires following the season, but it’s clear that how it is going to this point is not what anyone drew up.