KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee is spending big to give coach Jeremy Pruitt a more experienced staff with some familiar faces.
Pruitt announced staff changes Friday that included the hire of Derrick Ansley as a defensive coordinator who will handle all defensive calls. Pruitt had called Tennessee's defensive signals last season while Kevin Sherrer served as defensive coordinator.
Ansley was Alabama's defensive backs coach in 2016-17 when Pruitt was the Crimson Tide's defensive coordinator. Ansley spent the 2018 season coaching the Oakland Raiders' secondary.