Southern Cal offensive coordinator and former Tennessee national championship quarterback Tee Martin will not be coming back to Knoxville if Jeremy Pruitt accepts the job offer. Under Pruitt Alabama gave up an average of 11.5 points a game this season and 11.8 points last season. Pruitt also was the defensive coordinator at Florida State on the Seminoles' 2013 national championship team, and he was the defensive coordinator at Georgia under Mark Richt for the 2014 and 2015 seasons, before returning to his alma mater. This year, Alabama leads the nation in scoring defense and yards per play. Pruitt doesn't fall in that category, but it's hard to imagine Vols fans being too upset at a hire with his background of winning whose departure could hypothetically weaken Alabama at the same time.
Pruitt's first coordinator job came at Florida State in 2013.
Chris Hogan (shoulder) returns to Patriots' practice on Wednesday
Newly re-signed linebacker Jonathan Freeny also joined the Patriots for practice , filling Gronkowski's spot on the 53-man roster. With Rob Gronkowski suspended, Hogan should step right back in opposite Brandin Cooks for Tom Brady and the Patriots in Week 14.
Ban lifted on Kuwaiti Football, Infantino confirms
If, as seems likely, the tournament is now given the green light it will be played between Qatar, Iraq, Oman, Kuwait and Yemen. Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain have pulled out of the eight-team tournament last month following a deepening row with Qatar.