Georgia Hires DC Jeremy Pruitt From Florida State


Georgia has found their new defensive coordinator - Jeremy Pruitt will leave Florida State for Athens, according to widespread reports. Pruitt will sign a contract worth $850k annually. The position was vacated over the weekend when Todd Grantham left to join Bobby Petrino's staff at Louisville.

While Pruitt wasn't initially labeled a frontrunner for the Georgia job, he quietly emerged as a leading candidate Monday and was considered neck-and-neck with Alabama's Kirby Smart by Tuesday morning. Although Smart attended Georgia as an undergrad and Pruitt has no obvious connections to the Bulldogs' program, Smart's buyout fee and salary demands ultimately led UGA to offer the job to the first-year FSU DC.

Pruitt spent two years as director of player development at Alabama before shifting to defensive backs coach in 2010. After the 2012 season, Florida State hired Pruitt as their defensive coordinator, and the Seminoles ended up winning a national title behind the nation's top-ranked defense in Pruitt's first year in charge.

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