When Jeremy Pruitt was fired at Tennessee, it didn’t take long for running backs coach Jay Graham to line up another job.

Graham, a former Vol running back who played at UT under Phillip Fulmer, worked out a deal to join Alabama’s staff before Josh Heupel was even hired to replace Pruitt.

It was a wise move by Graham — nothing is ever certain during a coaching change. And Graham had to make sure he had a job moving forward.

The Graham at Alabama experiment, however, appears to be coming to an end after just two months.

The Athletic’s Aaron Suttles reported Tuesday evening that Graham is “expected to no longer be employed by Alabama by the end of the week”.

According to Suttles, details of Graham’s departure were not immediately available.

It’s a bizarre end to a two-month period that saw Graham alienate former Vol fans with his tweets that seemingly took shots at Tennessee.

While it’s unclear why Graham is leaving Alabama after only two months, it’s worth noting that the former Tennessee assistant had a six-month show-cause penalty that expired in December. The show-cause was penalty was related to recruiting violations that occurred during Graham’s time at Texas A&M.

Graham reportedly wasn’t involved in the recruiting violations at Tennessee that ultimately got Pruitt fired. The findings of the investigation at UT, however, have still not been revealed.


According to Suttles, Graham resigned from his position at Alabama “effective immediately”. Suttles says he does not believe Graham’s resignation has anything to do with the investigation at Tennessee.

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