Some coaching staffs lose the reigning national recruiter of the year in December, and some fans bases might waver between worry and panic. Alabama loses Jeremy Pruitt to Florida State – a year after Pruitt helped land his biggest fish in T.J. Yeldon – and Crimson Tide fans respond matter-of-factly in unison. Next. They’ve learned something in the six years that Nick Saban has been the Alabama head coach. Continuity on a coaching staff can be highly overrated.