Now this was the change most Georgia fans were looking for! They wanted Grantham out. And they wanted some big splash hire. Boom! Grantham gets overpaid by Louisville. And boom! Richt lures in FSU's Jeremy Pruitt. Impressive!
Pruitt is one of CF's rising star defensive coaches. Disciple of Nick Saban. Runs an aggressive 3-4 scheme, which turns into a heavy dose of a 3-3-5 set against these spread offenses. His reputation is that he does an awesome job of teaching his players WHY they are playing a certain scheme. Sounds good to me.
Jeremy also has the reputation of being an oustanding recruiter. Can go get the difference-makers! That's huge too. And a big part of the job.
Coach Richt sold him quick on Tuesday. Rolled out the red carpet! Offered him a big raise. Got him to sign the dotted line. One report stated that Richt was surprised at Coach Pruitt's knowledge of the Bulldogs defensive depth chart.
Pruitt must have been impressed with the idea of developing Leonard Floyd and hopefully Josh Harvey-Clemons. The Bulldogs return almost everyone on defense. Seminoles lost a lot of players on defense.
Anyway, huge hire for Richt! Great get! Pruitt looks like a great fit. Can coach & recruit! Georgia fans must be thrilled! Welcome to the Bulldawg Nation, Coach Pruitt! Let's get this defense back to Hunkering Down!
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