Pruitt named to Alabama defensive coaching spot

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban has moved
director of player development Jeremy Pruitt into an on-the-field
coaching position.

Saban said Friday that Pruitt will work with the defense and
fill the spot vacated when linebackers coach James Willis was hired
as Texas Tech's defensive coordinator.

Pruitt is a former Crimson Tide defensive back who joined
Saban's staff in 2007.

He spent three seasons with powerhouse Hoover High School,
including two as defensive coordinator. Pruitt also was a graduate
assistant at Alabama in 1997 working under defensive backs coach
Curley Hallman.